News Buying PS Plus Subs on PS3, PS Vita Won't Be an Option When Service Re-Launches in June
Just so you know
While we doubt that there are many people in 2022 using a PS3 or PS Vita as their main PlayStation console, it's still worth pointing out that Sony has updated its policy with regards to the all-but-defunct devices. Following its reveal of the new PS Plus tier system earlier in the week, the company has confirmed that when the...
News LittleBigPlanet PS3, Vita Servers Shut Down to Combat Hacker Issues
LBP 3 still online on PS4
It's been a while since Sony has offered an update on the LittleBigPlanet debacle. As a reminder, a disgruntled fan of the franchise launched a DDOS attack on LittleBigPlanet 3, taking the game offline. While studio Sony XDEV said it was looking into the technical troubles, it appears that
News PSP's Store Closes Today, But Its Games Are Still Up for Grabs on PS3 and PS Vita
All is not lost
Remember earlier in the year when Sony planned to close down the PlayStation Stores on PS3, PS Vita, and PSP? Of course, the corporation walked this decision back after no small amount of criticism, although the PSP's digital storefront would still be switching off come 2nd July. Still, it's a better result than what was initially on...
News Astro Aqua Kitty Aims to Be One of the Last Great PS Vita Games
RPG shoot-'em-up also available on PS4
PS Vita’s storefront may be shutting in August, but the software support keeps on coming. Tikipod is aiming to release one of the last great games for the handheld in the form of Astro Aqua Kitty – an intergalactic shooter with RPG elements. “It’s [a bit] sad to see the store closing soon, but we hope...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 349
Rollercoaster of love
For many of our American readers, this will be your last weekend before your PlayStation 5 arrives, which is insanely exciting news. Of course, there’s still absolutely tons to play on the PlayStation 4, so we’re sure you’ll find a way to pass the time. Shall we WAYP? Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ve been busy with the PS5...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 348
Trick or treat
Happy Halloween, everyone! It’s not going to be the same this year given the current climate, but we reckon it’s important to make the most of what you can right now, so whether it’s enjoying a spooky movie or huddling around a scary game – make the most of what you can! Sammy Barker, Editor: There’ll be no spooky games...
Talking Point What Free November 2020 PS Plus Games Are You Hoping For?
When will November 2020's PlayStation Plus games be announced?
What’s the November 2020 PlayStation Plus lineup? When will the free November 2020 PS Plus games be announced? October 2020's PS Plus lineup brought two relatively big names to the subscription service, between Need for Speed: Payback and Vampyr. However, all eyes will be on the...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 347
One weekend closer
Another week comes to a conclusion, and you know what that means? PlayStation 5 is now one week closer to release! Of course, only a select few will be playing the next-gen console this weekend, so let’s talk about which PlayStation 4 games we’ll all be enjoying to pass the time. Sammy Barker, Editor: Having successfully...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 346
Another weekend closer to PS5
As another week concludes, we’ve learned a bunch more about the PlayStation 5 and its various features. Gone are the days where Sony kept us in the dark, because it’s had quite a rhythm these past few weeks, and we now know all of the essentials about Sony’s console. Good stuff! Sammy Barker, Editor: I dived...
News September 2020 NPD: Marvel's Avengers Hulk Smashes Its Rivals
Tony Hawk 1 + 2 kickflips fourth
What a strange launch Marvel’s Avengers has endured! The game has, by all intents and purposes, sold well – but it’s perhaps failed to meet the behemoth expectations put upon it by publisher Square Enix. Case in point: the title topped the USA sales charts for September 2020, securing the second-best superhero...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 345
The week after all the PS5 news
That concludes an absolutely colossal week of PlayStation 5 news. Are you feeling more knowledgeable than you were this time last weekend? We hope so! There’s almost a month until the system launches now, so let’s WAYP. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m playing Mortal Kombat 11 and FIFA 21. Unfortunately, I keep...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 344
It's about time
It’s been a much quieter week in the PlayStation Nation after the theatrics of the Bethesda buyout last time around, so there’s no real need for escapism this time around. Nevertheless, with the weather turning bad, we’re looking forward to some time inside with our favourite games. Sammy Barker, Editor: I can't seem to...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 343
It’s been a pretty – how shall we put this? – tense week, hasn’t it? Between the whole Bethesda buyout, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered mishaps, and general mood online, we’re all due a bit of downtime. What are you playing this weekend? Sammy Barker, Editor: I wanted to finally beat Grand Theft Auto V over the next week or...
Talking Point What Free October 2020 PS Plus Games Are You Hoping For?
What’s the October 2020 PlayStation Plus lineup? When will the free October 2020 PS Plus games be announced? September 2020's PS Plus lineup was met with a mixed response, as many felt there was too much of an emphasis on multiplayer with the addition of both Street Fighter V and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Regardless, it added...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 342
The weekend after the PS5 showcase
We go into this weekend knowing the PS5’s price and release date, which was information we had no idea about last time out. As such, we can’t help but feel some sense of relaxation, as we settle down for our Saturday and Sunday gaming sessions. Sammy Barker, Editor: I don’t expect to be doing much gaming...
News August 2020 NPD: EA Sports Lands a One-Two Combo on US Game Charts
In the game
While it may feel like the quality of EA Sports’ output has taken a nosedive, its sales are not exactly hurting, as the publisher has landed a one-two punch on the US sales charts for August 2020. Madden NFL 21 was ranked the best-selling title by dollar sales, with EA Sports UFC 4 sitting closely behind in second place – what are...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 341
A strange week has come to a conclusion, in which we learned pretty much everything about Microsoft’s next-gen launch plans, but nary a word from Sony. Nada. Nacht. Nevertheless, there’s still tons of gaming to be done on PlayStation 4 for now, so here’s what’s keeping us busy this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: After reviewing...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 340
We still don’t know the PS5 price or PS5 release date, but the holiday season is in full swing now, and there are lots of games releasing to enjoy. That means our team are trying out an eclectic selection of software. Here’s what’s on the docket for our illustrious squad of scribes. Sammy Barker, Editor: My dreams of joining...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 339
Football and Fall Guys
The nights are drawing in and the weather’s really turned here in the UK, which means that summer is gradually coming to a close. Traditionally, this weekend would be a busy one because Gamescom should be in full flow, but 2020’s proved a wash-out and we’ve got a long Bank Holiday weekend to blitz through some reviews...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 338
Rest and relaxation
Another week has come to its conclusion, and it’s been a quiet one when it comes to PlayStation news. Sure we got the PS5’s first ever commercial, but it’s been dismal other than that. Fortunately, the weekend brings an opportunity to relax, unwind, and enjoy some games. Here’s what we’re playing this time. Sammy...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 337
The time is moving faster than ever before, but here’s the positive: we’re one week closer to the PlayStation 5. Sony may be reluctant to date its new device, but we can be sure whenever it comes out, we’re getting closer every single day. Logic. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m trying to wrap my head around some of the finer details...
News July 2020 NPD: Ghost of Tsushima the Next PS4 Exclusive to Top the Chart
After dominating the UK sales charts for close to a month, selling out in Japan, and surpassing 2.4 million copies sold in just three days, Ghost of Tsushima has now found itself at the top of the best-selling games chart in the US for the month of July 2020. The PlayStation 4 exclusive is now the fifth best-selling game of the year...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 336
It’s another roasting weekend in the UK at least, so we’re thinking of cooking our eggs on the pavement tomorrow morning. Just kidding – that would violate the five second rule, and would probably ruin our fry-up. Sammy Barker, Editor: I don’t really know what’s happened to me lately, but I’ve found myself hooked on GTA...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 335
And thus concludes another week. If you're here in the UK, then you'll have spent much of your time claiming it's "too hot", even though you've been complaining about the cooler temperatures for the remainder of the year. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm nearing the conclusion of Ghost of Tsushima, which is a fantastic game that only gets better...
News Dragon Quest XI S Isn't Cross-Platform Between PS4 and Vita, Square Enix Confirms
Shocking news, we know
Update (29/7/20): As expected, the PlayStation Store page was mistaken. Square Enix has confirmed to us that the "Cross-platform" symbol appeared on the game's listing erroneously, and there's no such functionality with Vita. Here's its full statement: There was an error on the PS4 pre-order page which has now been...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 334
Guess who's back? Back again! Sammy's back, er, let's WAYP? It's been a couple of weeks since your humble host spearheaded an issue of Push Square's longest running series, but MC duties have been reclaimed, so let's dig into the meat of this week. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm putting a lot of time into Ghost of Tsushima at the...
News June 2020 NPD: The Last of Us 2 Tops the Chart Across the US
The biggest June since 2009
Not only was The Last of Us: Part II Sony's quickest selling PlayStation 4 exclusive ever and the most downloaded title from the PlayStation Store for the month of June, it has also topped the sales chart in the US. NPD reports that Naughty Do
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 332
The one Barker skipped
What's this? A weekly issue of What Are You Playing This Weekend not penned by Push Square overlord Sammy Barker? That's right, he has scrapped his duties this weekend for a nice little getaway along the south coast of England. It's not like he can do too much down there, considering the current circumstances, but we'll still...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 331
Something for the weekend
Have you finished The Last of Us 2 yet? It’s a difficult title to replace really, isn’t it? Fortunately, the promising Ghost of Tsushima is right around the corner. Some of us are already playing it. Sammy Barker, Editor: I fancied something light to follow up The Last of Us 2 with, so I've been playing Spyro...
News These Are the Five Most Redeemed PS Plus Games Ever
And the most played multiplayer titles
As reported earlier, PlayStation Plus has handed out over 1,000 games since it debuted a decade ago, but which titles have been redeemed by the most members? An infographic released by Sony shows the most popular freebies thus far, accurate as of April 2020. They are as follows: Call of
News PS Plus Has Given Out Over 1,000 Free Games Since Launching
If you’ve been a PlayStation Plus subscriber since it launched exactly 10 years ago, then you’ll have been able to add over 1,000 games to your library over the course of the decade. The statistic comes courtesy of a Sony infographic designed to celebrate the service’s 10th anniversary, which we’ve embedded below: The platform...
News UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Remastered Returns Amid Sequel's Success
We really are The Last of Us
Not one but two The Last of Us titles cracked the UK sales charts this week, as The Last of Us Remastered rebounded on the back of its PlayStation 4 successor’s record-breaking success. Joel and Ellie’s inaugural adventure saw an 82 per cent rise in week-on-week sales in order to secure 9th place, while the sequel...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 330
Sun and games
Has it really been a week since The Last of Us: Part II launched? Most of you will probably be mopping up the Platinum Trophy using our The Last of Us 2 guide or perhaps participating in our spoiler discussion. As for the rest of you, well, you’ll probably be working on finishing the game. Don’t rush – it deserves to be savoured...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 329
Do we really need to even ask the question? Really? Our PlayStation 4 friends list is filled with The Last of Us 2, and we suspect it’s much the same for you, too. Whether or not the sequel breaks sales records is up for debate, but one thing’s for sure: it’s a monstrous release. Sammy Barker, Editor: Now that I’m done putting...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 328
The weekend after PS5
Well, that was a crazy week, wasn’t it? We’ve now seen a bunch of PlayStation 5 games and the system itself. Of course, it’ll be a while before we get to play it, so we’re just going to have to make do with the PlayStation 4 for now. It’s a tough life. Sammy Barker, Editor: After playing The Last of Us: Part II for...
News May 2020 NPD: Coronavirus Impact Continues Video Game Sales Surge
Almost $1 billion
Video game sales in the United States were up an unfathomable 52 per cent year-over-year in May 2020, according to the latest NPD report. Total industry spend reached almost $1 billion, which is just short of the $1.2 billion record set in May 2008. That was the month that Grand Theft Auto IV released, but the aging Grand Theft...
News PS Vita Exclusive Persona 4 Golden Is Jumping to PC, No Word on PS4
Come on, Atlus
Update: Typical. Just seconds after publishing this article, an icon and banner for Persona 4 Golden's Steam page have been found. Safe to say this is no longer a rumour. What's more, Gematsu reports that Persona 4 Golden is releasing on the 13th June for PC. Sadly, there's still no word on a PS4 port. Original story:...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 327
Get over here
Weekend? Again? It's been a bit of a weird week, hasn't it? But let's not linger on that for too long, and dig into your regularly scheduled WAYP. Sammy Barker, Editor: I actually grabbed several games from the recent Days of Play sale, and I can't wait to tuck in. Blacksad: Under the Skin is definitely going to be one of my targets...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 326
The weekend before the PS5 reveal
The weeks are just flying by, aren’t they? If this were a normal year, we’d be beginning to think about E3 2020 right about now. Of course, it’s not a normal year, and we have a more exciting event on the horizon: PlayStation 5’s hotly anticipated reveal event. Here’s what we’re playing this weekend...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 325
Everyone's in the house
After last week’s lonely effort, the band is back together for a big ol’ Bank Holiday extravaganza! Let’s get the awkward preamble out of the way as promptly as possible, then, and all engage in a big ol’ group hug! Sammy Barker, Editor: Y’know, what? I’ve done a number on my backlog this past month, so I’m...
News April NPD 2020: Industry Achieves New Record High As Coronavirus Sees Sales Soar
Final Fantasy VII Remake tops the charts
One of the biggest beneficiaries of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been the video game industry, which registered its biggest ever April in the United States last month. Consumer spend reached an eye-watering $1.5 billion, which is up a whopping 73 per cent year-over-year, as families find new ways to...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 324
One response! Just one person replied to this week’s WAYP – the muppet who pens it every week. Alas, these comments sections have been huge in lockdown, so please make up for the lack of staff input below. It’s appreciated! Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m more than halfway through Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s main story, although...
Random Gravity Rush's Raven Swoops into Nintendo Switch Trailer
We must stop meeting like this
We’ll say it so you don’t have to bother typing it in the comments: Nintendo’s doing more to promote Gravity Rush than Sony. That was funny, wasn’t it? In truth, this trailer isn’t actually made by Nintendo, but a small company who’s taken its Switch exclusive painting app Colors Live to Kickstarter...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 323
We’re midway into a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, and the weather has been beautiful so far. Of course, we haven’t had too much time to stare at the sun, as we’ve been indoors with the curtains closed. How about you? Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the...
News Ratings Changes Could End PS Vita Support from Handheld's Biggest Supporter
The end nears
We posted recently about how the PS Vita remains relevant in 2020 against all odds, but support from one of the handheld’s most prominent publishers is in jeopardy. Ratalaika revealed today that changes to European ratings board PEGI’s system could result in significantly higher fees for its titles, meaning they will “lose...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 322
A royal return
Is it a new week already? Insanity! Well, it’s the weekend, so that means your regularly scheduled WAYP has returned, right on time. The weather’s a bit brighter, and KFC is open again, so things are looking up, readers. Sammy Barker, Editor: After finishing Dishonored 2 last week, I’ve been bouncing around different games...
News A Whopping 10,000 PlayStation Games Now Support Trophies
Who doesn't love earning Trophies? The system implemented on PlayStation 3 and expanded to PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 in the time since is now firmly one of our favourite features -- allowing us to track our progress through games with a lovely trinket. Better yet, the Trophy system has now reached a new milestone. As...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 321
Are you all healthy and well? It’s been a strange couple of months, hasn’t it? Hopefully, your PlayStation 4 has been keeping you occupied during these unprecedented times. As always, we want to know what you’ve been playing in your regularly scheduled WAYP. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m blitzing through my backlog at...
News March 2020 NPD: PS4 Exclusives Strong As Switch Explodes
Sony's system up 25% year-over-year
A global pandemic is good news for Nintendo apparently, as Switch registered absurd sales figures greater than its launch. But the NPD sales report for March 2020 in the United States also includes positive news for PlayStation, as a spate of exclusive software performed particularly well on the Japanese giant’s...
News PS Vita Support Shows No Signs of Slowing in 2020
Did you know that the PS Vita still receives new games on an almost weekly basis? Sony may have pulled the plug on the platform years ago, but smaller developers are continuing to support it in 2020 – an impressive feat for a format which apparently limped to around 16 million units sold. Many of the new titles are cross-buy with...