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Froggy?!

Big the Cat’s hanging up his fishing rod in favour of four wheels, as three new characters join the roster of Team Sonic Racing. The frog-obsessed feline will be joined by the forever friend zoned Amy Rose and four different Chao characters – all driving in the, ahem, same car. The newcomers were revealed as part of a Sonic the Hedgehog anniversary event in Tokyo this weekend.

As you’d expect, Big the Cat favours more powerful racing, while Amy Rose. The Chao – who are certainly the most unusual addition thus far – focus on technique to topple their opponents. The game’s due out later this year on the PlayStation 4.

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Up to 70 per cent off this weekend only.

Sony’s gotten very good at emptying players’ wallets, with virtually every week bringing a new round of PlayStation Store savings. This time it’s North America taking the charge, with an all-new Flash Sale cutting the price of copious must-own titles. Alien: Isolation, for example, is just $8.99 – and likeable stealth horror Little Nightmares can be yours for $7.99. The sale will end at 8AM PDT on Monday, 25th June.

Other highlights include Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition ($5.99), a Watch Dogs 1 and 2 bundle ($27.99), and, heck, even the Power Stone Collection on PSP for a bargain bin $2.99. You can browse the full roster of savings through the link; do make sure you check back and tell us what you’re buying in the comments section below, though.

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More in August.

The sequel to teen drama Life Is Strange will start on 27th September, a mysterious trailer has revealed. The video shows stitching on a hold-all, but doesn’t give much away. We’ll get our first taste of the long-awaited sequel in next week’s The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit – a standalone mini-story designed to introduce the extended universe of Life Is Strange 2.

Original developer DONTNOD is back at the helm, after Deck Nine dealt with spin-off Before the Storm. There’ll be five episodes in the sequel, and more will be revealed in August – presumably at Gamescom in Cologne. As big fans of the franchise, we can’t wait to see where this all-new story goes; look out for a review of The Adventure of Captain Spirit next week.

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Includes exclusive skin.

Remember in one of the Batman movies where Alfred informs Bruce Wayne that “some men just want to watch the world burn”? We can’t help but write this article with a wry, Joker-esque smirk: Sony appears to have leaked a Fortnite console bundle, which looks set to release in Europe next month. This is going to go down well after certain other stories, eh?

This looks to be a cheap and cheerful package, featuring a 500GB PlayStation 4 Slim, as well as an exclusive skin and 500 V-Bucks. The bundle – which is due out on 16th July – was accidentally posted to PlayStation Italy’s page before promptly being pulled; we suspect an official announcement will be made in due time.

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Gnome joke.

Searching for Hungry Gnomes is one of Fortnite’s Week 8 Challenges, and you’re going to need to find seven if you want to earn some XP to contribute towards your Battle Pass rewards. This guide will show all Fortnite’s Hungry Gnome locations, making completing this week’s challenge a breeze.

You can learn more about Fortnite’s Week 8 Challenges, as well the game’s Battle Pass, through the link.

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Every Cloud has a silver lining.

Final Fantasy VII Remake was only announced three years ago, but there was good news for fans at E3 2018: the game is actually in development. And chatting with Weekly Famitsu – with translations via Gematsu – director Tetsuya Nomura has revealed that development is “moving along more than expected”. They’ve finished modelling the handle of Cloud’s famous Buster Sword, then.

Those of you who have been following this project closely will know that Square Enix recently took control of the project, but it had decided on the long-awaited remake’s direction prior to making that decision. “While preserving the atmosphere of the original, the scenario will dig deeper into the characters, including members of Avalanche,” Nomura said.

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"Goodbye consumers of digital entertainment".

Like many of you, we here at Push Square Towers are deeply saddened by the end of one of the best satirical Twitter accounts, @KazHiraiCEO. Posing as the then-CEO of Sony, the account would post hilarious, witty, and at times biting commentary about the games industry, and it'll be sorely missed. It remained highly topical and consistently funny right to the end, covering major gaming events like E3 as well as relevant news through the years, such as the Great PSN Outage of 2011. To commemorate the loss of one of Twitter's true triumphs, here's a selection of some of our favourite tweets.


And there you have it: our pick of fake Kaz's finest. Will you miss @KazHiraiCEO in your Twitter feed? Share some of your favourites in the comments below.

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Ready? Fight!

This is the thirty-fifth week of our Ultimate PlayStation Character Tournament, and the third week of top 8 matches. 128 characters enter, but only one will be crowned champion -- and you decide who that champion will be.

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Coming next month.

Now E3 is done and dusted, Sony is back to its old habits of announcing little-known games coming to PS4. This time, the PlayStation Blog is highlighting The Spectrum Retreat, a first person puzzle game that's been in development for five years.

It looks quite eerie in the above trailer. Your character is staying at The Penrose hotel, but of course, things aren't quite what they appear. As you make your way through the game, you'll explore the hotel setting as well as minimalist puzzle rooms in your quest for answers. Very few details about the game are shared on the PlayStation Blog, but we're definitely intrigued by its mysterious atmosphere. It's out on 11th July, so there isn't long to wait.

Read the full article on pushsquare.com

"Goodbye consumers of digital entertainment".

Like many of you, we here at Push Square Towers are deeply saddened by the end of one of the best satirical Twitter accounts, @KazHiraiCEO. Posing as the then-CEO of Sony, the account would post hilarious, witty, and at times biting commentary about the games industry, and it'll be sorely missed. It remained highly topical and consistently funny right to the end, covering major gaming events like E3 as well as relevant news through the years, such as the Great PSN Outage of 2011. To commemorate the loss of one of Twitter's true triumphs, here's a selection of some of our favourite tweets.


And there you have it: our pick of fake Kaz's finest. Will you miss @KazHiraiCEO in your Twitter feed? Share some of your favourites in the comments below.

Read the full article on pushsquare.com

Coming next month.

Now E3 is done and dusted, Sony is back to its old habits of announcing little-known games coming to PS4. This time, the PlayStation Blog is highlighting The Spectrum Retreat, a first person puzzle game that's been in development for five years.

It looks quite eerie in the above trailer. Your character is staying at The Penrose hotel, but of course, things aren't quite what they appear. As you make your way through the game, you'll explore the hotel setting as well as minimalist puzzle rooms in your quest for answers. Very few details about the game are shared on the PlayStation Blog, but we're definitely intrigued by its mysterious atmosphere. It's out on 11th July, so there isn't long to wait.

Read the full article on pushsquare.com

Starting with PS4 games in September.

Following on from last week’s rumour, it sounds like full-game downloads really are coming to PlayStation Now later this year. Kotaku reports that starting from September of this year, Sony plans to add an option that will allow subscribers to play various PlayStation 4 titles without needing to stream them; the functionality, it claims, will work identically to PlayStation Plus freebies.

The website is citing an “industry source”, which lends credence to a recent image that was shared on Reddit, showing a conspicuous ‘Download’ button in the cloud streaming app. As expected, the functionality will be limited to PS4 software only – due to the lack of backwards compatibility, you’ll still have to stream PS3 games – but it should make the service a whole lot more attractive.

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You're in control.

What was the story of E3 2018 apart from cross-play and an abundance of amazing late-generation games? For me, it was player choice. This is nothing new, of course – the promise that you can “play your own way” has been a buzzword espoused by developers for eons, and it was a particularly prevalent selling-point in last year’s game of the year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

But I feel like this kind of design philosophy is coming to the fore more, and it’s something that I personally enjoy. I’m having a wild old time with Hitman at the moment, a title that I think has been criminally overlooked on the PlayStation 4, and the way that it empowers players is impressive to say the least; huge sandbox levels become a deadly playground, and you can progress any way you like.

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Bloodborne! Uncharted 4! Ratchet & Clank!

Do you have a gap in your PS4 game collection? Sony has just unveiled its new PlayStation Hits range, a collection of acclaimed titles coming next month for a permanent reduced cost.

These games, marked with the above red branding, will be available digitally on the PlayStation Store and physically at retail, and see the included games going for $19.99/€19.99/£15.99. Some of the games in the PlayStation Hits range are Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Bloodborne, Ratchet & Clank, DriveClub, and Yakuza 0 -- all fantastic games. The range does appear to differ slightly between regions, so check out the US or EU PlayStation Blog posts to find out what you'll be able to pick up.

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Miyazaki explains.

Déraciné got a bit of a rough deal at E3 2018. This PlayStation VR exclusive developed by FromSoftware was announced just after Sony's main press conference was over, and what could otherwise have been an interesting and memorable reveal was somewhat overshadowed. However, a new post on the PlayStation Blog delves into some details about this curious virtual reality adventure.

You play as an invisible faerie in Déraciné as you navigate through an old-fashioned boarding school that's been frozen in time. You'll be able to interact with objects and inhabitants of the school, poking and prodding at the setting to uncover its story.

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That's rad.

The announcement that Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is making its way to Western shores later this year was somewhat overshadowed by other E3 news, but it's a big win for fans nonetheless. It's being developed by Yakuza Studio, the team responsible for, you guessed it, the Yakuza series, and this new gameplay footage looks very familiar indeed.

The structure of the game looks very similar, with a sandbox-style map to run around in, groups of thugs and bandits to pummel to death, and even some minigames to engage in. There's an arcade where you'll be able to play old Fist of the North Star games as well. If we weren't already sure this would basically be a Yakuza game, this new footage firmly cements that. Still, it's looking brilliantly mad and over the top, and it seems that the developer is a good fit for the franchise.

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Behind saloon doors.

Many were left disappointed at the lack of Red Dead Redemption 2 at this year's E3. Rockstar isn't normally in the habit of attending the Los Angeles event, so it's typical we didn't see anything new during the show. However, one or two reports are coming out that the open world Western was, in fact, present, and not only that, but it was a very secretive playable demo.

Eurogamer's editor, Oli Welsh, states that he noticed a private room where he thought he saw the game being shown to a select group of people. He notes, "we saw into a meeting room we weren't supposed to see into and caught a glimpse of what appeared to be playable Red Dead Redemption 2 - on the face of it, this year's most notable absentee - but it seemed very hush-hush and neither we nor anyone we know was allowed anywhere near it." Gaming website VGR also states that an editor from Ars Technica backs up this claim.

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Days of pay.

Sony's Days of Play promotion ended yesterday, and it's promptly replaced it with a couple of new offers that discount both contemporary and retro titles.

The first sale sees hundreds of PS4 games going for under £12/€15, and there are some big savings to be made. Rise of the Tomb Raider, Titanfall 2, and Dark Souls III are all reduced to £11.99, but you can also pick up games like Fallout 4, DiRT Rally, and Prey for less than a tenner.

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Bloodborne! Uncharted 4! Ratchet & Clank!

Do you have a gap in your PS4 game collection? Sony has just unveiled its new PlayStation Hits range, a collection of acclaimed titles coming next month for a permanent reduced cost.

These games, marked with the above red branding, will be available digitally on the PlayStation Store and physically at retail, and see the included games going for $19.99/€19.99/£15.99. Some of the games in the PlayStation Hits range are Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Bloodborne, Ratchet & Clank, DriveClub, and Yakuza 0 -- all fantastic games. The range does appear to differ slightly between regions, so check out the US or EU PlayStation Blog posts to find out what you'll be able to pick up.

Read the full article on pushsquare.com

That's rad.

The announcement that Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is making its way to Western shores later this year was somewhat overshadowed by other E3 news, but it's a big win for fans nonetheless. It's being developed by Yakuza Studio, the team responsible for, you guessed it, the Yakuza series, and this new gameplay footage looks very familiar indeed.

The structure of the game looks very similar, with a sandbox-style map to run around in, groups of thugs and bandits to pummel to death, and even some minigames to engage in. There's an arcade where you'll be able to play old Fist of the North Star games as well. If we weren't already sure this would basically be a Yakuza game, this new footage firmly cements that. Still, it's looking brilliantly mad and over the top, and it seems that the developer is a good fit for the franchise.

Read the full article on pushsquare.com