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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 67

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 67

Red faced

Whoops! This author totally forgot about WAYP this week, meaning that he was forced to send an embarrassed email to the rest of the team this morning, begging for submissions. Fortunately, a handful of scribes followed through, which means our weekend feature is still yet to miss a week. This is impressive form considering how forgetful...

Game of the Month: April 2015

April 2015

Fatalities and shovels, not necessarily in that order

Oooh, those bloody indies, eh? Ruining everyone's fun with their SNES graphics and their obsession with pop culture references. "We're not ripping off old games!" they cry. "We're paying homage! It's different!" Meanwhile, the stoic and the knowledgeable among us shake our heads in disgust as...

Feature: What Is Dragon Age: Inquisition's Free Black Emporium DLC Exactly?

What Is Dragon Age: Inquisition's Free Black Emporium DLC Exactly?

Myths and legends

Brrrr, the spooky Black Emporium is back in Dragon Age: Inquisition as free DLC this week. The location, which generally houses a bunch of rare items for you to buy, first appeared in Dragon Age II where it roughly offered the same services that it does now. Ruled over by a rather spooky merchant named Xenon the Antiquarian,...

Push Square Predicts: Will Tales of Zestiria Make the Journey to PS4?

Will Tales of Zestiria Make the Journey to PS4?

Heads or Tales

We've said it once and we'll say it again: Bandai Namco would be crazy not to port Tales of Zestiria to the PlayStation 4. The Japanese action role-playing game released on the PlayStation 3 back in January in its homeland, and it's slated to hit store shelves at some point this autumn in the West – but it doesn't take a genius to...

Soapbox: You Should Stop Pre-Ordering Games

You Should Stop Pre-Ordering Games

Sammy Barker's against this scary trend

We've got a problem, readers – and it pertains to pre-ordering games. I never used to be opposed to this practice: I'd regularly drop a fiver at my local GAME on titles that I was looking forward to, and would waltz home happily with a receipt and a pre-order pack – the DVD that came with Metal Gear...

First Impressions: How Does The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Look and Run on PS4?

How Does The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Look and Run on PS4?

Plus, our final thoughts

After absolutely hammering The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited PlayStation 4 beta virtually all weekend, we're actually a bit sad to see it go. Our jaunt back into Tamriel has been an enjoyable one, despite the fact that it never truly wowed us. Perhaps this is another case of keeping expectations relatively low,...

Push Rewind: Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Silent Hills, The Elder Scrolls Online

Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Silent Hills, The Elder Scrolls Online

Mixed feelings

Don't pull that face. Yes, we know Push Rewind is very much a Sunday night staple – but this weekend was an abnormally busy one for everyone in the office, so cut us some slack. It goes without saying, then, that there's a lot to recap in this week's feature, including the announcement of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Are you...

Feature: 7 Things You Need to Know About Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS4

7 Things You Need to Know About Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS4

Number station nation

It only feels like yesterday that we were tapping away on pre-release stories for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but Call of Duty: Black Ops III has now deftly double-jumped into the headlines. We already knew a fair amount about the first-person shooter courtesy of leaks, of course, but now we can drop some official intel...

First Impressions: How Brutal Is The Elder Scrolls Online's Combat in Its PS4 Beta?

How  Brutal Is The Elder Scrolls Online's Combat in Its PS4 Beta?

Plus, we take a look at character progression

Combat in The Elder Scrolls series has never been brilliant, despite the fact that it's been integral to each title's design. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion introduced a more action-based system, while The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim built upon that formula, keeping the basics in place, while refining the...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 65

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 65

Blood and thunder

Issue 65, already? Blimey, the weeks just fly by, don't they? We're now approaching a couple of quiet weeks on Planet PlayStation, so there's never been a better time to put a dent into your backlog. But will it be older games padding out your itinerary this week, or are you still working through more recent releases? Here's what...

First Impressions: Letting the Team Down in Rocket League on PS4

Letting the Team Down in Rocket League on PS4

Crash and grab

Like a Jose Mourinho managed football team in its second season, you get the feeling that this is Rocket League's time to shine. The sequel to the obnoxiously named Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, this RC car-cross-soccer experience is a shining example of a simple concept done well – it's just outstanding fun...

First Impressions: Exploring Bleakrock Isle in The Elder Scrolls Online PS4 Beta

Exploring Bleakrock Isle in The Elder Scrolls Online PS4 Beta

We examine exploration, environments, and quests

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fans would feel right at home on Bleakrock Isle, a relatively small and snowy island that we've been busy traipsing across during our first day of taking part in The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited beta on the PlayStation 4. It's not just the white stuff that's on...

First Impressions: Scratching Our Heads Through Soul Axiom on PS4

Scratching Our Heads Through Soul Axiom on PS4

Axiom verge

What do you get when you mix Tron with BioShock Infinite and Antichamber – and sprinkle a helping of Indiana Jones on top? The answer is, er, Soul Axiom. At least, that's the vibe that we got during a hands-on session with an early build of the game. The follow-up title from Master Reboot developer Wales Interactive, this is shaping...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Trash Panic?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Trash Panic?

To bin or not to bin

Trash Panic is rubbish in the best possible way. A concept tossed out by Japan Studio when the PlayStation 3 was about as popular as a bin man in a hoarder's back room, the barmy release sees you playing Tetris with debris. It sounds simple enough, but it's harder than controlling your gag reflexes while washing in a bath...

Interview: Digging Deep with Shovel Knight Developer Yacht Club Games

Digging Deep with Shovel Knight Developer Yacht Club Games

Knight to see you

Since the release of Shovel Knight, developer Yacht Club Games has been lavished with nothing but love for how well it's refined old-school goodness – in fact, some fans have even said that the 2D platformer has set a new standard for indies. We got in touch with the team's David D'Angelo to talk about bringing the title to...