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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 34

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 34

Let's try something new

You wanted it, so we’re doing it: WAYPTW will now be published on a weekly basis. In order to make this work, we’re not changing the format, but we’re going to keep the actual article portion more condensed than ever before. This is simply to help us to turn these pieces around much quicker. Otherwise, it’s the same...

Soapbox: Here's Why I Will Be Playing Journey on PS4

Here's Why I Will Be Playing Journey on PS4

With hopes of starting over

I understand where Polygon scribe Colin Campbell is coming from when he says that he won’t be playing the recently announced PlayStation 4 conversion of thatgamecompany’s seminal spiritual adventure, Journey. Like the author in question, I too haven’t booted the game since a gloomy morning in

Feature: How Many PlayStation Predictions Did We Get Correct at Gamescom 2014?

How Many PlayStation Predictions Did We Get Correct at Gamescom 2014?

Keeping score

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...

Live: Watch the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Gamescom 2014 Preview Show Right Here

Watch the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Gamescom 2014 Preview Show Right Here

Box clever

Once more with feeling. Gamescom 2014 is far from over, but this is the last livestream of the week, we’re afraid. Join us as Hideo Kojima and Geoff Keighley open the cardboard box on PlayStation 4 title Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain from 19:00PM BST (11:00AM PDT#MGSVTPP #MetalGearSolid #PS4 #Gamescom2014

Round Up: What Happened During PlayStation's Gamescom 2014 Press Conference?

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...

Reaction: PS4's Variety Shines at Gamescom 2014, but Sony's Presser Lacked a Show Stopper

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...

Live: Watch the Sony PlayStation Gamescom 2014 Press Conference Right Here

Watch the Sony PlayStation Gamescom 2014 Press Conference Right Here

Find out what's next for PS4 and Vita today

The firework show at Gamescom 2014 has started a little earlier this year, with Microsoft announcing some form of exclusivity for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Sony always has a strong showing at the German convention, though, so expect it to fight back during its media briefing. You can watch the whole thing...

Reaction: Why Lara Croft Will Still Raid PS4 in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Why Lara Croft Will Still Raid PS4 in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Reading between the lines

Kudos to Microsoft, it actually dropped a press conference megaton. While we’d argue that Jack Tretton’s corporate beatdown at E3 2013 was a memorable media briefing moment, it wasn’t exactly a huge surprise – in fact, those are becoming rarer as the major industry players all merge into a similar entity. The fact...

Feature: Five Ways Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Multiplayer Will Pull the Property into the Future

Five Ways Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Multiplayer Will Pull the Property into the Future

Power changes everything

You could never describe Call of Duty: Ghosts as a bad game. It was predictable without a doubt, but it was an entertaining enough distraction for a few weeks. Of course, Activision sets its standards higher than that, and it wouldn’t be in control of the biggest first-person property on the planet if it didn’t. Call...

Push Rewind: Gamescom 2014 Hype, Assassin's Creed Rogue, and Crazy Lawsuits

Gamescom 2014 Hype, Assassin's Creed Rogue, and Crazy Lawsuits

Odds and ends

The week before a major gaming convention always feels like the calm before the storm, and the past seven days have lived up to that cliché. Indeed, it was an uncharacteristically slow week in the PlayStation Nation, with the announcement of PlayStation 3 spin-off Assassin’s Creed Rogue being the only real source of excitement...

Talking Point: What Are Your Hopes and Fears for PS4 and Vita at Gamescom 2014?

What Are Your Hopes and Fears for PS4 and Vita at Gamescom 2014?

Panic presentations

Every convention comes with a combination of excitement and trepidation. Sony’s always had a decent presence at Gamescom, so we’re expecting nothing less this year – but with the event being livestreamed all around the world, there’s always the worry that it could drop a Powers-esque press conference clanger and let...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 33

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 33

Quick and dirty

Gamescom 2014 is right around the corner, which means that the Push Square team is enjoying one last weekend of freedom before the madness begins. And what better way to unwind than with a spot of gaming respite? As is now tradition, we’ve rounded up a handful of staff writers in order to outline what’s going to be keeping us...

Furniture Review: Sitting Comfortably on a Sumo Gamer Bean Bag

Sitting Comfortably on a Sumo Gamer Bean Bag

Full of beans

Sumo Lounge – purveyors of some extremely large bean bags – has a product specifically geared towards gamers. The imaginatively titled Sumo Gamer promises to provide a seriously comfortable place to rest your posterior while playing your favourite video games, and we’ve recently been given the opportunity to see if it makes...

Out This Week: Road Not Taken, The Swapper, Metrico

Road Not Taken, The Swapper, Metrico

Clone wars

The best thing about this week’s roster of new PlayStation releases is that you’ll be playing a couple of them for free. Sony’s been especially good at marrying its Instant Game Collection updates to new arrivals of late, meaning that even if you hadn’t intended to follow the Road Not Taken or splash your cash on Metrico,...