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  • News Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Shakes Its Hips on PS4, PS3, and Vita

    Hair we go

    Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, the follow-up to WayForward’s cult GameBoy Color platformer, is set to strut its stuff on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. Having already crossed its Kickstarter target with time to spare, the studio is now hoping to hit a couple of stretch goals. At the time of writing, the title needs to raise a...

  • Store Update 2nd October 2013 (Europe)

    Lost like tears in the rain

    You’ll be able to wash away the October blues with a bunch of content on the European PlayStation Store this week. Highlights include Japan Studio’s drizzly download Rain, Paul Cuisset’s modern reimagining of Flashback, and the uber-risqué Girl Fight. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin... PS3 Games:...

  • Store Update 1st October 2013 (North America)

    Overcast edition

    Prop up your umbrellas, because this week’s North American PlayStation Store update features a drizzling of new content. First and foremost is Rain, the quirky stealth adventure from Japan Studio. It’s joined by Flashback, the modern day remake of Paul Cuisset’s classic, and the awkwardly dubbed Die! Die! Die!. Are you ready...

  • News Blast 'Em Bunnies Hunts Colourful Game on PS4 and Vita

    Rabbit magic

    We hope that you don’t have a fondness for rabbits, because Blast ‘Em Bunnies wants you to take as many of the energetic blighters down as possible. The latest release from escapeVektor developer Nnooo fuses tower defence with on-rails action, as you mow down hordes of colourful (but supposedly evil) critters, collecting...

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    Review Rain

    Dry your eyes

    Rain has the same ethereal quality as ICO. Much like Fumito Ueda’s masterpiece, this is a muted experience, orchestrated only by the sound of running water and composer Yugo Kanno’s twinkly score. It’s also a tale of boy meets girl, where two kindred spirits connect under the starlight of a sodden dream world. The parallels are...

  • News The Pinball Arcade Flips Out on PlayStation 4 at Launch

    Steel your balls

    Farsight Studios’ uber-addictive ball bouncing simulator The Pinball Arcade is set to deploy alongside the PlayStation 4, publisher System 3 has announced. The title will launch with 22 tables, including Star Trek, Creatures from the Black Lagoon, and the Twilight Zone. Earlier in the year, the developer noted that those that...

  • News Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Cuts NA PS Plus

    Shadow of the Colossus, Hotline Miami, and more along for the ride

    With the sun setting on September, Sony has pulled back the curtain on its major Instant Game Collection additions for October in North America. PlayStation Plus subscribers can look forward to scooping some serious loot in Big Huge Games’ underrated Kingdoms of Amalur:...

  • Interview Beatshapers and Housemarque Field Our Questions on Furmins

    Feeling fuzzy about Vita's cutest puzzler yet

    Finnish developer Housemarque’s smartphone favourite Furmins is set to cuddle up to the PlayStation Vita next month. The adorable iOS outing originally released on fruity formats last year, where its whimsical take on old-school puzzlers such as Lemmings and The Incredible Machine proved an instant...

  • Store Update 25th September 2013 (Europe)

    Alive and kicking

    There’s plenty of meat on the latest European PlayStation Store update’s bones. In addition to FIFA 14 on virtually every platform under the sun, there’s also the overdue arrival of Ratchet: Gladiator to look forward to. Elsewhere, free-to-play brawler Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters is on hand to keep you...

  • Store Update 24th September 2013 (North America)

    Spherical balls

    There’s plenty of football on offer as part of this week’s North American PlayStation Store update – but not the kind that our friends over the Atlantic may expect. FIFA 14 and PES 2014: Pro Evolution Soccer are both out now, and that means that there’s nary a shoulder pad or helmet in sight. Other new additions include the...

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    Review Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut

    The only thing scarier than dying alone is surviving alone

    Lone Survivor manages to concoct a tier of fear that many contemporary horror titles have been struggling to achieve. Through exceptional use of sound and visuals, this indie title creates a tense and uncomfortable atmosphere, and furthers its psychological minefield with compelling...

  • TGS 2013 Ace Combat: Infinity May Be Free, But It's Still Silly

    Free flight

    If you were worried that Ace Combat: Infinity was going to drop its silly storyline like a nuclear bomb, then breathe a big sigh of relief: the title is still utterly ridiculous. The free-to-play PlayStation 3 exclusive occurs after an asteroid cluster has collided with the Earth, bringing an end to world order. You play as a mercenary...

  • First Impressions Basking in the Glow of Child of Light

    Baby bright

    The second UbiArt-powered game to be unveiled at Ubisoft’s Digital Days 2013 event, Child of Light – which is launching on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 – was pitched to us as “a JRPG for those that don’t have the time to invest a hundred hours into a game”. While this quote may trouble some hardcore JRPG fans,...

  • Store Update 18th September 2013 (Europe)

    American dream

    Grand Theft Auto V is the headline new addition on the European PlayStation Store this week, but the sandbox sequel has got a little more competition than its North American counterpart. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 launches on Friday, and is being billed as a real return to form for the series. Other arrivals include

  • Store Update 17th September 2013 (North America)

    Three's a crowd

    The entire industry has gone on holiday in order to give you ample opportunity to play Grand Theft Auto V. Granted, there are a couple of new releases available as part of this week’s North American PlayStation Store update – Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver, anyone? – but, let's be honest, there’s only really one game that...

  • News Far Cry 3 Hang Glides into EU PS Plus Instant Game Collection

    Dragon's Dogma, Street Fighter X Tekken, and more join the party

    We’re approaching the end of the month, and that means that Sony’s pulled back the curtain on yet another frankly insane European PlayStation Plus update. Starting from 25th September, you’ll be able to download Ubisoft’s tropical first-person shooter Far Cry 3 for free. The...

  • Video Johann Sebastian Joust Invents New Local Multiplayer Mode for PS3

    Look Ma, no TV

    Family Gamer TV recently took a beta version of Johann Sebastian Joust – the PlayStation Move powered multiplayer game set to release as part of indie compilation SportsFriends later this year – to the Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham. The intriguing title functions without the use of a television screen, but uses music and...

  • Preview Digging Deep into the Trenches in Valiant Hearts: The Great War on PS3 and PS4

    War and leash

    Ubisoft broke new ground in 2011 with its innovative UbiArt Framework game engine, a technology which allows artists to easily create assets and embed them into interactive environments. We’ve already seen it used to brilliant effect in the recent Rayman games, and since then people have been crying out for it to be leveraged in more...

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    Review Dragon Fantasy: Book II

    Less is more

    A direct sequel to Dragon Fantasy: Book I, Dragon Fantasy: Book II continues the story of Ogden and his party. It's still full of cheeky humour, silly dialogue, and old school JRPG gameplay – but does it improve enough upon its predecessor? Developer Muteki Corporation could have easily stuck to what it had already created with the...

  • Weirdness Saints Row IV Conveniently Cashes GATV Add-On Next Week

    Smooth move

    Considering that the Saints Row series started life as a cheap Grand Theft Auto knock-off, it’s amazing how much the franchises have diverged. While the previous instalment in Rockstar’s sandbox series adopted a more realistic guise, Volition Software’s own property has backflipped off the side of a cliff wearing a tutu. Still,...

  • News Grand Theft Auto V Gets Issued A PSN Download Delay [Updated]

    Pre-release now available from 16th

    : Developer Rockstar has clarified just when you'll be able to download your pre-order, depending on your territory. In Europe, you'll be able to download the pre-release on Sunday the 15th of September at 3pm BST, while in the US, you'll have to wait until Monday the 16th of September, at the rather late time of...

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    Review Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    Sibling Revelry

    Renowned for developing first person shooters, it may surprise some to discover that Starbreeze Studios are behind this charming indie adventure. Whether they choose to continue developing titles like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is unclear, but they’ve certainly proven that they’re more than capable of expanding their scope...

  • Rumour Assassin's Creed III: Liberation May Be Charming PS3

    High definition re-release mooted

    We already know that Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation’s protagonist Aveline de Grandpré is set to appear in a batch of PlayStation exclusive Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag side-missions later this year – but she may be pointing her triangular hat elsewhere, too. A

  • News Sony: Indie Drive Is Not Just an Angle, It's Truly the Strategy of PlayStation

    Platform holder betting big on rising stars

    Sony’s open approach to indie developers may have earned it a number of headlines over the past six months, but the company’s vice president of developer and publisher relations Adam Boyes has admitted that the strategy is not just a gimmick. Speaking with Game Informer, the likeable executive...

  • Interview Kickin' Back with KickBeat Developer Zen Studios

    Pull shapes

    Kick! Punch! Dance! It’s all in the mind! Zen Studios may be best known for its exhaustive roster of pinball tables, but the studio has been quietly perfecting its mastery of dance over the past few years. KickBeat, which was originally announced as a PlayStation Vita exclusive over a year ago, has been in production for some time now,...

  • Store Update 4th September 2013 (Europe)

    War chest

    Europeans eyeing North America’s impressive PlayStation Store update this week need not feel jealous anymore, as there’s a cavalcade of content available overseas, too. Titles include Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Diablo III, and this particular author’s highlight, Farming Simulator 2013. There’s also

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    Review KickBeat

    Fists of melody

    The concept of fusing fighting and rhythm games seems so obvious, as the act of combat already has a rhythmic feel to it. Timing is, of course, crucial to both pastimes, with complex moves requiring metronome-like precision, just like the beat of a song. KickBeat, then, is pretty much the perfect marriage of genres, and the Zen...

  • Store Update 3rd September 2013 (North America)

    Ultimate edition

    We hope that you like video games, because this week’s North American PlayStation Store update is practically bursting with new releases. In addition to a bucket load of pre-orders, fresh arrivals include Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, Diablo III, and Rayman Legends. Elsewhere, Starbreeze’s critically acclaimed...

  • Game of the Month August 2013 - Rayman Legends

    Legendary status

    August was a busy month for the team here at Push Square, in which we reviewed 21 new releases in total. Of course, only one game can be awarded the prestigious Game of the Month accolade, and so we looked to the highest rated titles, which included wildly anticipated adventures such as the ridiculous Saints Row IV and the magical...

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    Review Real Boxing

    Undisputed champion

    Having performed extremely well as an app on both iOS and Android devices, it was only a matter of time before Unreal Engine 3-based punch-‘em-up Real Boxing made its way to Sony’s handheld. The good news is that it makes the perilous jump almost seamlessly. Upon starting the game, you’ll be asked to customise your boxer,...

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    Review Spelunky

    Fortune and glory, kid

    How far are you willing to go for the sake of a solid gold bar? Are you prepared to take a leap of faith over what could be a bottomless pit? Would you test your mettle against a horde of vicious snakes? Is the promise of that shiny metal enough to make you risk all of your progress so far? These are just some of the questions...

  • News Dustforce Makes Household Chores Fun on PS3 and Vita

    Cleaning up

    Dustforce will whip out its vacuum and broom this year on the PlayStation 3 and Vita, as Capcom has revealed that it’s publishing a console port of the Hitbox Team’s popular side-scrolling clean-‘em-up. The title was officially announced during Sony’s fruitful PAX Prime 2013 panel over the weekend, where

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    Review DuckTales: Remastered


    The original DuckTales waddled onto the NES in 1989, and for over twenty years, it has been remembered fondly by those that played it. But it isn’t just the game that has lingered in the darkest recesses of a generation’s memories, as so too has the television show. From the infectious theme song to the original voice actors,...

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    Review Snowy: Treasure Hunter

    Snow laughing matter

    Fresh off Beatshapers’ porting production line comes Snowy: Treasure Hunter, a title starring a polar bear with a passion for treasure thievery. But while Beatshapers' porting pedigree speaks for itself, are Snowy’s adventures really worth the £6.49 asking price? Presented from a side-on view, the goal of each level is to...

  • Store Update 28th August 2013 (Europe)

    Spelunky dunk

    If you were eyeing North America’s excellent PlayStation Store update with envy, then know that this week’s European refresh is similarly stacked. In addition to the wealth of new PlayStation Plus riches – Assassin’s Creed III, Jak & Daxter Trilogy, and many more – t

  • Store Update 27th August 2013 (North America)

    Games galore

    There are so many new titles available as part of this week’s North American PlayStation Store update that we don’t really know where to start. In addition to a cavalcade of fresh retail releases – including Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Lost Planet 3, and Killer Is Dead – there are also some smaller titles vying for your...

  • GamesCom 2013 Flame Over Is the Firefighting Game You've Been Waiting For

    Laughing Jackal reveals fiery roguelike

    When the developer of the brilliant OMG HD Zombies and Hungry Giraffe says that it's deep into development on a roguelike title featuring firefighters, you should probably pay attention. Fortunately, that’s exactly what Laughing Jackal has announced this afternoon on the PlayStation Blog, revealing

  • News Assassin's Creed III Stabs EU PS Plus Members in the Back

    Jak & Daxter, Stealth Inc, and more up for grabs

    As mentioned during Sony’s big GamesCom press conference this week, Assassin’s Creed III will be available for free in Europe if you’re a PlayStation Plus member from 28th August. The divisive sequel will put you inside the period appropriate boots of a new assassin, a Native American named...

  • GamesCom 2013 PlayStation 4 Cultivates a Fresh Flower Port


    It looks like thatgamecompany’s brilliant flower is set to sow its seeds on more than just the PlayStation Vita this year, as Sony’s list of upcoming PlayStation 4 software has confirmed that the critical darling is set to bloom on the next generation console, too. Details are scarce, but you can expect the additional processing...

  • GamesCom 2013 Japan Studio's Mysterious Rain Drenches PSN in October

    Pre-order the soggy exclusive for extras

    You may want to dig out your best umbrella, because Sony has confirmed that the heavens are set to open on the PlayStation Network in October. Speaking at GamesCom 2013, the platform holder confirmed that Japan Studio’s intriguing ICO-esque adventure Rain will drip onto its online shopping plaza on 1st...

  • GamesCom 2013 Helldivers Swoops onto PS4, PS3, and Vita Next Year

    Your freedom is threatened

    As hinted at earlier in the month, Helldivers is a brand new first-party project headed to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita in 2014. The title – a collaboration between Arrowhead Studios and Sony’s own Foster City outfit – is a top-down shooter set in a “satirical and dystopian future”. Well, that...

  • GamesCom 2013 Sony Reveals Free-to-Play Creation Tool LittleBigPlanet Hub

    Cheap as chips

    Sony has announced a brand new, free-to-play creation tool from the universe of LittleBigPlanet. LittleBigPlanet Hub allows players to create their own game levels, kit out their Sack-things with new costumes, and share their gaming experiences with friends. While crafting your own stages and browsing through players' creations...

  • GamesCom 2013 Velocity 2X Steps Out of the Ship on PS4 and Vita

    Show thumb respect

    Velocity Ultra already flirts with perfection on the PlayStation Vita, but Brighton-based developer FuturLab is hoping to take things to the next level with Velocity 2X on the PlayStation 4 and Vita. Announced mere moments ago during Sony’s big GamesCom press conference, the sequel promises plenty more o

  • News Thomas Was Alone Has Made Over 700,000 New Friends

    Look who's popular now

    Mike Bithell may be pumping up the, er, Volume on his second major project as we type, but that’s not stopped Thomas Was Alone from finding ample company across multiple platforms. Speaking on the Joystiq podcast, the indie rockstar revealed that the rectangular platformer has sold over 700,000 copies across PC, Mac, Linux,...

  • News So, Sony's Still Not Done with That Whole Indie Thing

    More savings than you can shake a Move controller at

    As the sun sets on one PlayStation Network promotion, the moon is rising on another. Just a week after the conclusion of the PlayStation Play initiative, the platform holder has announced PS Vita Summer Select – a month long celebration of delicious indie gaming goodness. Best of all, it means...

  • News The Walking Dead Survives All Over Again on PlayStation Vita

    Dead rising

    GamesCom hasn’t even started properly yet, but the action's already underway. Telltale’s kicked off the excitement by confirming that its brilliant The Walking Dead episodic series is set to cause some serious moral quandaries on the PlayStation Vita tomorrow in North America. Could this week possibly get any better? “This...

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    Review Open Me

    Box clever

    There's finally a reason to dust off those augmented reality cards that came with your PlayStation Vita. While there have been an abundance of titles that support the laminated rectangles, Open Me's brain teasers really make digging them out a worthwhile endeavour. This is a fun, engaging, and quirky puzzle game that forces you to, ahem,...

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    Review Do Not Fall

    Free fallin'

    Abiding to the rules of the title proves to be a bit of a challenge in Do Not Fall, but it's a task worth trying. Despite some minor repetition niggles, this puzzle platformer is a lot of fun – even if it does flirt ever so slightly with the bonkers side. The premise harks back to the days of yore, where video games possessed a...

  • News Konami Reflecting Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD onto PS3

    Sink your teeth into Nintendo 3DS adventure at last

    If you’ve been sulking like a Twilight star over Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate’s exclusivity on the Nintendo 3DS, you may be tempted to flash your pointed teeth at the news that an upgraded version of the handheld title is heading to the PlayStation Network. The port – which...

  • News Child of Light Is a 'Playable Poem' Inspired by the 'Squaresoft Spirit'

    Solid pitch

    GamesCom is not quite underway just yet, but that’s not stopped French publisher Ubisoft from popping the champagne prematurely. The company has announced Child of Light, a downloadable fairytale developed by Far Cry 3’s creative director Patrick Plourde. The title – which is employing the same technology as Rayman Origins – is...