Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Eight
Posted by Sammy Barker
Born to try
The pomp and circumstance of last week’s E3 2013 may have rained on our usual ‘What Are You Playing?’ parade, but now that the Los Angeles Convention Centre has been packed up, we’re back with our traditional weekend gaming schedule. Below you’ll find the PlayStation plans of several Push Square staff members, but don’t forget to get involved in the comments section below.
Sammy Barker, Associate Editor
I’ve been amassing a hearty collection of PlayStation Vita games, and I intend to smash through as many of them as possible over the coming days. Velocity Ultra, Guacamelee, Coconut Dodge: Revitalised, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz are all in my crosshairs. I’m actually rather enjoying Nihilistic’s maligned first-person shooter. It’s clearly a very rudimentary effort, but if the studio really did pull the title together in a matter of months, it deserves a medal.
Mike Mason, Assistant Editor
I'm going to try to get some more time in on Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch this weekend, but I'm currently precariously balancing reality with my Animal Crossing: New Leaf virtual life, so we'll see how that goes.
Greg Giddens, Reviews Editor
I'm in the mood for some free roaming this weekend, prompted by a sudden excited anticipation for Grand Theft Auto V. I didn't get on with Grand Theft Auto IV's story and characters, but I've heard good things about expansions The Lost and The Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, so I'll be giving Episodes from Liberty City a try.
Ben Tarrant, Staff Writer
I’ve been playing some Fallout: New Vegas, as I grabbed the Ultimate Edition last week. I’m braving my rampant bug phobia to play this, but the game is worth it. It’s also keeping my mind off The Last of Us, which I haven’t been able to get hold of just yet.
Jamie O’Neill, Staff Writer
I'm very much looking forward to brawling and slicing my way through Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara this weekend. I have nostalgia for both of the Capcom coin-ops included in the PlayStation Network game, dating back to my first play of Tower of Doom in 1993. Sadly, my Japanese SEGA Saturn version of the Dungeons & Dragons Collection was stolen, but I'm sure that drop-in and drop-out online co-op in the PSN compilation will revitalise my yearning for this retro gem.
That’s enough of our hot air – what are you playing this weekend? Share your gaming agenda in the comments section below.