Tag: Gamescom 2014
Video Watch as We Take a Trip Back in Time to Round-Up Gamescom 2014 and Its Game of the Show
Oh the memories
Ah, good old Gamescom 2014. Remember when it divided the gaming community because of its supposed focus on smaller games? We thought that you would. Anyway, we know that it's a bit late, but madcap Video Editor Ben Potter would still love for you to watch his typically mental round-up video. As you may remember, the newly announced...
Feature Push Square's Gamescom 2014 Game of the Show - WiLD
Love it or loathe it, the industry is changing. There are fewer big-budget, boxed releases than ever before, which is a symptom of the high risk medium in which we currently reside. However, while the shelves at your local GameStop may be starting to thin, there is a wealth of creativity blossoming on online shopping plazas like the...
Push Rewind Everything You Need to Know About Gamescom 2014
That's the end of that
We do adore the madness of E3, but there’s something to be said for the slightly laidback nature of Gamescom. Sure, the news still comes thick and fast, but the German convention has a teensy more relaxed pace than the big event in Los Angeles. It also helps that the Cologne-based show always plays host to some solid...
Gamescom 2014 Bloober Team Reboots with Victorian Horror Scopophobia
Look the other way
There’ll be no time to dry your tears this year, as Polish developer Bloober Team has announced another horror title, which is currently pegged for PC and next-gen systems – presumably including the PlayStation 4. Scopophobia – which is a real world fear pertaining to the idea of being looked at – is billed as an...
Poll What Was Your Favourite Game of Gamescom 2014?
Being the last major Western gaming convention before the Christmas shopping season properly gets underway, Gamescom can feel like a retread for all of the big titles that debuted in Los Angeles a couple of months earlier. However, as expected, Sony made a reasonably big splash during its press conference earlier in the week,...
Gamescom 2014 Free Winter Sports Game SNOW Cosies Up to PS4
The best thing about Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference this week was the sheer amount of variety on display, with everything from platformers to shooters on stage. One game that perhaps didn’t quite get the attention that it deserved in the immediate aftermath of the media briefing was
Gamescom 2014 Half of Tearaway Unfolded's Content Will Be Brand New on PS4
Tearaway Unfolded is a bit of a strange, papery proposition. Presented during Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference as a kind of adaptation for the PlayStation 4, it wasn’t entirely clear whether it will boast brand new content or the exact same puzzles and areas as its PlayStation Vita predecessor. Now, an IGN report straight from...
Gamescom 2014 PS4's The Evil Within Will Chill Your Blood for Up to 20 Hours
Shiver down the spine
It really is the generation of terror, with The Evil Within one of several scary titles set to deploy on the PlayStation 4 this year. Don’t think that you’re going to see this one through swiftly either, as the Shinji Mikami developed release will unsettle you for up to 20 hours according to Bethesda’s public relations...
Gamescom 2014 Cringe Through Over 20 Minutes of PS4 Exclusive Until Dawn
Avoid if you've got a heart condition
Heavy Rain was packed with some pretty cringe-inducing moments, but they weren’t exactly intentional. In the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn, developer Supermassive Games has set out to create an experience inspired by dodgy slasher teen movies – and on the evidence of this 20 minute showing,...
Gamescom 2014 BioWare Reckons You'll Be Able to Spend Over 200 Hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Extinction
We hope that there are enough dragons roaming the wilderness in Dragon Age: Inquisition, because we think that you'll be killing plenty of them if you're to spend over 200 hours with the upcoming RPG. Speaking with IGN, producer Cameron Lee reckons that "a completist playthrough takes more than 200 hours," which no doubt...
Gamescom 2014 PS4 Horror Until Dawn Will Come to Hundreds of Conclusions
Fine, as long as Hayden Panettiere doesn't die
Until Dawn is starting to sound more like Heavy Rain by the second, which should come as particularly pleasant news to fans of Quantic Dream’s game. As part of a presentation in Cologne this week, Supermassive Games detail
Gamescom 2014 Sorry, PS4 Firmware Update 2.00's Share Play Has a Time Limit
All good things must come to an end
If you thought that the PlayStation 4’s recently announced Share Play feature sounded too good to be true, then you were absolutely correct, as it can only be used for 60 minutes at a time. The details first emerged as part of a French interview yesterday, but unable to track down an official confirmation, we...
Gamescom 2014 Sony Refuses to Rehash Previous Generation on PS4
That should please some of you
We were expecting way more remasters to pop up during Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference this week, but they never really materialised. Until Dawn got re-announced for the PlayStation 4, sure, and
Gamescom 2014 We Don't Need to Buy Outright Exclusivity, Says Sony
"We've got a very large and very powerful network of studios of our own"
The show’s not over yet, but already this author would rate Gamescom 2014 higher than E3 2014. While the latter was fun for sure, this week has had a bit of everything: great games, great press conferences, and great drama. No matter how many interesting titles were shown...
Gamescom 2014 Paris Looks Rather Resplendent in This 11 Minute Assassin's Creed Unity Gameplay Walkthrough
Yesterday we got our first proper look at last-gen only title Assassin's Creed Rogue courtesy of an eight minute gameplay trailer, but after seeing this 11 minute walkthrough for Assassin's Creed Unity, we're starting to really appreciate why publisher Ubisoft is keeping this one a current-gen exclusive. Simply put, the city of
Feature How Many PlayStation Predictions Did We Get Correct at Gamescom 2014?
One thing that we’ve always been keen to maintain here at Push Square Towers is that our predictions always remain realistic. Every site under the sun likes to make a press conference prophecy prior to a big gaming convention – after all, the build up is a large part of the fun – but we’ve never been a fan of those misleading...
Gamescom 2014 The Last Guardian Still Exists, But You Won't Be Seeing It Anytime Soon
The saga continues
It wouldn't be a major videogame industry event without a Sony executive making an offhand remark about The Last Guardian. This time, vice president of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe Michael Denny was on hand to make sure that we know the title is still very much a part of the Japanese giant's long term strategy. "There are no new...
Gamescom 2014 How Does PS4 Firmware Update 2.00's Share Play Feature Work?
Honestly, like magic
To date, the social aspects of the PlayStation 4 have all been based upon existing concepts. Placing the share button on the DualShock 4 was undoubtedly a stroke of genius, but there’s nothing especially original about uploading gameplay clips to Facebook or broadcasting live on Twitch. However, with firmware update v2.00, the...
Gamescom 2014 Rockstar Wants Grand Theft Auto V PS4 to Blow You Away
"Nothing but the very best will satisfy Rockstar"
Grand Theft Auto V was no slouch on the PlayStation 3. The title had its visual flaws for sure, but it still largely pushed the boundaries of what’s possible on Sony’s previous generation machine. However, the PlayStation 4 port will take things to the next level – and Take-Two boss Strauss...
Gamescom 2014 Minecraft Sure Looks Blocky on PS Vita
Sony didn’t announce the big Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition hardware bundle that we were expecting this week, but the game’s definitely looking rock solid on the handheld machine. The platform holder has deployed this fairly lengthy trailer showing off the portable release, which demonstrates that it’s an identical...
Gamescom 2014 PS4 Titles to Take Centre Stage at the Tokyo Game Show
Japanese centric software a very important point
Sony’s shifting PlayStation 4 consoles at a record breaking rate, but in Japan, the format is a bit of a flop right now. That’s because, unlike in Europe and North America, the market doesn’t feel that there’s enough content to justify its existence, which means that it’s getting heavily...
Gamescom 2014 Wow, Sony Actually Cut PS4 Games from Its Press Conference
Too much content
Regardless of whether you loved it or hated it, Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference was absolutely packed with content this week. The platform holder announced nine new titles during its presentation, while also providing updates on several other previously revealed ones. And in an interview with
Gamescom 2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Proves You Should Avoid Bridges in the Future
They're likely to collapse
We’d argue that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves had the greatest ever set-pieces, but Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was host to some pretty spectacular ones, too. In many ways, that game's playable cinematic moments paved the blueprints for Activision’s first-person franchise as it rose through the commercial ranks, and...
Gamescom 2014 The Clouds Won't Clear in New Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Screens
Brooding in the rain
Batman remained very much cloaked and undercover during Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean that the Caped Crusader hasn’t left a symbol of his ever presence. British studio Rocksteady has dropped a handful of Batman: Arkham Knight screenshots to remind you that the title is...
Gamescom 2014 Silent Hills' Special Edition Should Come with a Clean Pair of Pants
Kojima reckons your current ones are going to get messy
Silent Hills [Plural – Ed] is official. The game was announced in a cryptic manner during Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference yesterday, courtesy of a PlayStation 4 demo available now on the PlayStation Store. It’s being helmed by
Reaction Sony's Gamescom 2014 Press Conference Proves It's Finally Learned How to Pace Properly
Sony’s press conference yesterday proved that there’s a wealth of unique content in production for the PlayStation 4 – but it also showed that the platform holder has learned a lesson or two. It feels like
Gamescom 2014 Assassin's Creed Rogue Looks a Heck of a Lot Like Black Flag
Glitch in the animus
With Assassin's Creed Unity stalking Paris later this year only on next-gen consoles, it's up to Assassin's Creed Rogue to fill in on the PlayStation 3. Other than some sparse gameplay details, we haven't had a good look at the last-gen stab-'em-up yet, but all that's changed thanks to an eight minute walkthrough from publisher...
Gamescom 2014 Until Dawn Fuses Heavy Rain with Horror on PS4
Death cabin for cuties
Parisian developer Quantic Dream may have skipped Sony’s press conference yesterday, but fortunately for fans, its style of story-driven games will live on in PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn. Originally announced for the PlayStation 3, but now completely rebuilt for the Japanese giant’s next-gen machine, this title...
Gamescom 2014 Surprise! You Can Create Your Own Outrageously Cool Dragon Ball Character in Xenoverse
What does the scouter say
Remember back when we saw the original magazine scans for upcoming brawler Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and everyone was pondering about the identity of that unknown fighter in the corner of one of the screenshots? Well, if you said that he was probably some sort of custom character, then congratulations — you were spot on...
Gamescom 2014 Microsoft All But Confirms That Rise of the Tomb Raider Will Release on PS4
Pretty much, anyway
Told you so. In an interview with Eurogamer.net, Xbox chief Phil Spencer has admitted that Rise of the Tomb Raider isn’t actually an Xbox One exclusive at all, and that its deal with Square Enix has a set “duration”. That means that,
Gamescom 2014 PS4 Exclusive The Tomorrow Children Doesn't Look Like PixelJunk
It's really complicated, though
Sony’s press conference at Gamescom 2014 centred very much on the weird and wonderful, and the platform holder picked a doozy to kick things off. The Tomorrow Children is the latest title from Kyoto-based PixelJunk creator Q-Games, and marks the developer’s return to 3D games – a point which industry veteran...
Gamescom 2014 The Witcher 3 Looks Bloody Brilliant Once Again in This New Gameplay Trailer
Tales from the swamp
We've said it once and we'll say it again: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looks bloody fantastic, with an emphasis on bloody. Yesterday, an intriguing developer diary that focused on the game's setting was released, and today, we've been given another look at the title's gameplay. Lead character Geralt once again finds himself in a...
Gamescom 2014 PlayStation TV Changes the Channel from 14th October
Europe forced to wait until 14th November
PlayStation TV, the teensy PlayStation Vita-based microconsole that launched in Japan last year, will tune in to North American flat screens from 14th October, manufacturer Sony has announced. Those of you in Europe will need to wait a little longer to pick up a signal, as broadcasting won’t begin in the...
Gamescom 2014 This Is the Tomb Raider Game You Will Get to Play on PS4
Still fuming over that Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity announcement? Yeah, we’re a bit sore, too – but we’re currently consoling ourselves with the indelible image of Nathan Drake stomping on Lara Croft’s perfect face. That’ll learn her. Still, as developer Crystal Dynamics so vali
Gamescom 2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Looks Remarkably Pretty in These New Trailers
Nobody expects the Dragon Age: Inquisition
EA started its fairly lousy Gamescom conference this morning with a lengthy demo of incoming RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition. Some fairly juicy details were also dropped, including the news that the game features nine classes, with more than 20 specialisations, as well as over 200 weapons and spells, and all...
Gamescom 2014 Pix the Cat Brings Crazy Arcade Action to PS4 and Vita
If you remember spending all of your time on your mobile phone playing Snake before the days of the App Store and smartphones, you're going to love Pastagames' upcoming Pix the Cat. Coming to the PlayStation 4 and Vita this year, you play as a blue cat named Pix, as he runs around maps, collecting chicks that follow him to rack up the...
Gamescom 2014 Hollowpoint Hits Hard and Heavy on PS4
The Contra of the future
2D side-scrolling shooters are a tough genre to tackle. Sure, it's simple enough for developers to make one and call it a day, but it's easy for these games to fall into the trap of being generic and unable to stand out. What does Ruffian Games have in mind to jump over that obstacle? With its work on the Xbox 360 exclusive...
Gamescom 2014 FIFA 15 Demo Kicking Off on PS4 and PS3 Soon
Load of old dribble
One of the few highlights in EA Games’ dreadfully drab Gamescom 2014 press conference today – which should illustrate just how bad the showing was – is that FIFA 15 is getting a demo on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 ahead of its release next month. Why is this news? Well, because the upcoming Madden NFL 15 is not...
Gamescom 2014 Lay Down the Law with Battlefield Hardline's First Single Player Footage
Shoot the guns
EA's conference at Gamescom today was a little dry, to the say the least. The perennially unpopular publisher closed out its show with a brand new single player trailer for Battlefield Hardline, which you can view down below. After a hairy altercation with a particularly nasty foe, our quick witted hero Nick Mendoza finds himself...
Live Watch the EA Gamescom 2014 Press Conference Right Here
Straight down to electric avenue
Here we go again. With Sony's big Gamescom press conference out of the way, there's just time for one more livestream, with EA the latest publisher to take to the stage in Germany. After a disappointing offering in Los Angeles, the firm will be looking to come out swinging. Tune in at 09:00AM BST (01:00AM PST/04:00AM...
Round Up What Happened During PlayStation's Gamescom 2014 Press Conference?
We recap all of the big PS4 announcements
It’s not always easy to watch video game press conferences in their entirety. Time zone issues and prior engagements can mean that you miss out, but that’s why we’re here to ensure that you remain informed. We’ll be updating this site over the coming week with tons more information straight from the...
Gamescom 2014 PlayStation Vita Largely Ignored During Sony's Show
Missing in action
It’s rare for us to write a story about what wasn’t announced during a PlayStation press conference – after all, we typically have our work cut out just trying to cover what was announced. However, the PlayStation Vita’s complete lack of presence during the Japanese giant’s Gamescom 2014 media briefing today definitely...
Gamescom 2014 The PS4 Has Sold a Staggering 10 Million Units Since Launch
During its Gamescom conference today, Sony revealed that the PlayStation 4 has sold a flabbergasting ten million units worldwide since its launch last year. The Japanese giant also noted that 30 million pieces of software have been purchased by consumers in that time. To be honest, we've run out of ways to express how impressive...
Gamescom 2014 Blimey, Hideo Kojima is Making a New Silent Hill Game for PS4
In arguably the most bizarre and brilliant headline to come out of Sony's Gamescom conference today, it has been uncovered that Hideo Kojima will be creating a new Silent Hill game for PlayStation 4. Ever the provocateur, Kojima couldn't simply announce the game during the presser, but instead had to sneakily reveal it afterwards...
Reaction PS4's Variety Shines at Gamescom 2014, but Sony's Presser Lacked a Show Stopper
On closer reflection
Sony usually marches into Gamescom unobstructed. The platform holder has been holding press conferences in Cologne for as long as we’ve been running this website, even revealing the PlayStation 3 Slim – the redesign which would eventually reverse its flagging format’s fortunes – at the event some five years ago. In that...
Gamescom 2014 PS4 Exclusive WiLD Looks Wacky, Wonderful, and, Erm, Wild
It was recently revealed that Rayman creator Michel Ancel had opened brand new studio Wild Sheep, and at Sony's Gamescom conference today, we were finally shown what the fledgling team has been up to. Titled WiLD, the developer's first effort is a broad and ambitious PlayStation 4 exclusive that sees you controlling everything from a...
Gamescom 2014 Housemarque Exterminates the Alien Scum with PS4 Exclusive Alienation
Nuke it from orbit
Housemarque, the talented team behind PlayStation 4 darling Resogun, officially unveiled its new title at Sony's Gamescom conference today. Dubbed Alienation, the game is a 4 player co-op top-down shooter in the same vein as the developer's previous outing
Gamescom 2014 In PS4 Exclusive DriveClub, It Pays to Drive Together
DriveClub has seen its fair share of delays over the past year, but it's very likely been worth the wait, as Evolution Studios seems more confident about its drop-dead gorgeous game than ever before. With vehicles that we swear look real and slick-looking racing mechanics, we're pretty revved up to play the game for ourselves, and Sony's...
Gamescom 2014 PS4's inFAMOUS: First Light Recharges with Battle Arenas
Curdun Cay is kinda cra'y
inFAMOUS: First Light may not be attaining quite the same publicity as Sony’s other first-party titles right now, but it sounds like a seriously meaty slice of side content. In addition to a four hour single player campaign that plots the return of street savvy conduit Fetch, it will also boast Battle Arenas with a...
Gamescom 2014 Zombie Infested Survival MMO DayZ Lumbers onto the PS4
In one of the more unexpected announcements at Sony's Gamescom conference today, it was announced that popular survival MMO DayZ will be coming to the PlayStation 4. The shambling shooter sees you and your buddies dropped in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, provided with essentially no resources, and then forced to fight for survival...