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Out This Week: Metal Gear Solid 5, Mad Max, Grow Home, Super Time Force Ultra

Metal Gear Solid 5, Mad Max, Grow Home, Super Time Force Ultra

Boxed in

Yes, the holiday rush has arrived. This week's edition of Out This Week is one part exciting and two parts absolutely insane, as no less than 16 new titles descend upon PlayStation Nation, vying for your attention. There's only one highlight this time: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Having said that, honourable mentions must go out...

First Impressions: Is Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain on PS4 the Best Entry Yet?

Is Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain on PS4 the Best Entry Yet?

Tactical espionage excellence

It's night in Afghanistan, as the soldier known as Big Boss surveys a Russian outpost from afar. Soldiers, searchlights, and machine gun emplacements pepper the settlement, making his mission to rescue a prisoner held there even more difficult. The question is: what approach should the legendary soldier take? Should...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 82

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 82

Supersize us

Summer appears to be coming to a close, but in celebration of National Burger Day recently, we hope that there's one last BBQ on the agenda for you all. We can't think of a better way to spend the weekend than with a DualShock 4 in one hand and a hot dog in the other – who cares whether it's cloudy or not? Sammy Barker, Editor: For...

First Impressions: Bashing Our Brainnns Against PS4's Zombie Vikings

Bashing Our Brainnns Against PS4's Zombie Vikings

Thor you should know a little more about this title

Arriving digitally next week is hack-'n'-slash adventure Zombie Vikings – unsurprisingly a game about undead vikings slicing their way through numerous enemies in a side-scrolling quest. We were lucky enough to play a short preview build prior to release to see how this comical adventure is...

First Impressions: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Embraces the Past As It Focuses on the Future

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Embraces the Past As It Focuses on the Future

Lean, mean, cybernetic machine

With Call of Duty being the most successful multiplayer shooter franchise in video game history, you would think that betas would've been the norm by now. Instead, each instalment has had infamous issues. Annoying perks such as Juggernaut in Modern Warfare, overpowered weapons like the FAMAS and AK74u in Black Ops,...

Round Up: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PS4 Reviews Take Top Marks

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PS4 Reviews Take Top Marks

Big boss

The sizzling summer months may be slowly edging towards a conclusion, but things are heating up in the video game release calendar. And few titles come hotter than Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – a game that would be heavily anticipated under ordinary circumstances, but finds itself a likely series swansong for creator Hideo...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 81

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 81

Talk it out

It's just dawned on everyone at Push Square Towers that we've somehow produced 81 issues of WAYP. For starters, it's amazing that we haven't missed an edition yet – but even more incredible is that this remains one of the more popular features on the site. Who'd have thought that something so simple would be so successful? Sammy...

First Impressions: Eyes-On with PS4's Virtual Reality Headset Project Morpheus

Eyes-On with PS4's Virtual Reality Headset Project Morpheus

An early look at exclusives London Heist and RIGS

We've known about Project Morpheus – the PlayStation 4's proprietary virtual reality headset – for what feels like an eternity now, so we're definitely reaching that point where it's time for Sony to stop talking about the possibilities for the peripheral, and start proving why it's so...

Feature: The Best PS4 Games of the Year So Far

The Best PS4 Games of the Year So Far

Halfway heaven

In just under four months' time, the staff of Push Square Towers will descend into a nuclear bunker in an effort to convince editor Robert Ramsey that Toukiden: Kiwami is not one of the best titles of 2015. Seriously, though, we're already starting to discuss our favourite releases of the year here internally, and seeing as we're...

Opinion: What the Hell Is Everybody's Gone to the Rapture About?

What the Hell Is Everybody's Gone to the Rapture About?

Theories, suggestions, and themes

You could argue that the "game" portion of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is trying to piece it all together. The Chinese Room's latest so-called walking simulator is not especially mechanically dense, restricting much of its action to the DualShock 4's two analogue sticks and a single button. This is a title...

Round Up: Volume PS4 Reviews Turn It Up to 11

Volume PS4 Reviews Turn It Up to 11

Loud and proud

How loud is Volume? Seeing as we don't actually have it yet, we couldn't tell you – but judging by some early reviews from those that do, it's pretty darn loud. The stealth game from Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell is being drowned in the sound of positive critical acclaim; here are some choice excerpts on the PlayStation 4...

Push Rewind: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, PS4 Firmware Update 3.00, Vote to Play

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, PS4 Firmware Update 3.00, Vote to Play

We do it

It's been another quiet week here in the PlayStation Nation, but Everybody's Gone to the Rapture was good enough to get Kell Andersen screaming its praises here at Push Square Towers. There was also a major leak in the form of PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.00, which, at the time of typing, is actually yet to be officially confirmed...

Interview: Shining Some Light on PS Vita's Actual Sunlight

Shining Some Light on PS Vita's Actual Sunlight

An actual interview

Will O'Neill is the creator of the recently released PlayStation Vita game Actual Sunlight – a unique title that's a candid and no holds barred game about one man's struggle with depression. We thought that it'd be a good idea to have a quick chat with Will and find out a little bit more about him, the aforementioned release,...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 80

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 80

And relax

The sun has set on another not-so glorious summer week, in which the weather has been temperamental and the gaming news sporadic. Still, at least we have a new issue of WAYP to pad out our features section, eh? Here's what the team – with a few new faces – will be playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm having a fantastic...

Interview: We Trade Strategies with the Producer of Nobunaga's Ambition

We Trade Strategies with the Producer of Nobunaga's Ambition

Strategy games, the PS4, and the state of the Japanese games industry

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence is out early next month on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The historical Japanese strategy series returns West after a particularly long break, and its newest entry promises to be packed with more tactical goodness than ever before. In...

Poll: Which PS4 PlayStation Plus Freebie Will You Be Voting to Play?

Which PS4 PlayStation Plus Freebie Will You Be Voting to Play?

Decisions, decisions

Starting this week, you'll have the option to vote for your next PlayStation Plus freebie. The process, which will begin on 13th August and run until 24th August, will see you selecting from three forthcoming PlayStation 4 titles, and the one that earns the most votes will be added to the Instant Game Collection in September...