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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.

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User Comments (41)

ZeD

#1

ZeD said:

Trying to finish Last of Us today - half way through it now. Then onto my massive PS+ backlog!
Also going trade in Brotherhood to get Revelations! Nearly there now....

DeHorror1975

#3

DeHorror1975 said:

Yup, same here, just finished last of us, going through new game plus now for more trophies. I can't believe how good this game was. I was truly blown away!

Gamer83

#4

Gamer83 said:

@DeHorror1975

Yeah, my expectations were ridiculously high, probably unfairly so and yet somehow Naughty Dog matched and surpassed them. That studio is just fantastic and gives Sony an edge no other company has. I put ND ahead of even Nintendo's A teams.

Manic7Muppet8

#5

Manic7Muppet8 said:

Going to be spending my time on BioShock Infinite, I also recently pick up Far Cry 3 so going to be playing some on that too...

Foulkey

#6

Foulkey said:

Well i'm halfway through Ni No Kuni and Spec Ops The Line so i could do with finishing them but The Last of Us survivor+ is tempting to start.

All of these plans will be dropped if i ever get my hands on a FF14 ARR beta key though.

Epic

#10

Epic said:

Saints Row the Third and Play some matches of PS All-Stars Online.

JGMR

#11

JGMR said:

@ObviouslyAdachi Good luck! Still have to go through the first game. At least I want to make sure that I've read all the literature during the first playthrough...

Splat

#14

Splat said:

Saints Row the Third thanks to PS+. I'm trying to hold off playing my 3rd playthrough of The Last of Us till the SP DLC comes out. I have also had Dishonored downloaded for about a month and yet to play it. I might start it soon.

danschemen

#15

danschemen said:

Resident Evil 5 trying to get the platinum trophy. All I have to do is beat all the chapters on professional. Which would be a lot easier if I my partner AI wasn't so stupid.

FullbringIchigo

#16

FullbringIchigo said:

gonna try to finish Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection only a few trophies away from a platinum and i was also planing on getting the FFXIII-2 and MGS Rising DLC but now i'm saving all my money for the PS4 so i'm gonna play Kingdoms of Amalur that i got of PS+ last month

Madd_Hatter401

#17

Madd_Hatter401 said:

Uncharted 3, cod blops 2 (unfortunately I have an addiction), saints row the 3rd, fallout new vegas, and maybe ill finally start mass effect 2 since I've had it for 8 months and haven't even touched it. My girl is out of state so ill be playing alot of games!

irken004

#18

irken004 said:

Trying to beat TLoU, in the winter part now. And then maybe some Uncharted 3 multiplayer.

JMC

#19

JMC said:

I'm finishing Zelda:Skyward Sword and I'm playing Animal Crossin: New Leaf (extremely addicciting...).
If I can beat Zelda, I'll play The Last of Us.

Wesker

#20

Wesker said:

The Last of Us. This game is very good indeed. I'm almost worried about going back to playing more average games with lots of little flaws, after I've finished with it. I'm getting that spoilt by The Last Of Us.

LDXD

#21

LDXD said:

Last of us , sonic racing and mutant mudds Wii u also fallen enchantress on PC wow I think I have a gaming problem may need an intervention :(

ObviouslyAdachi

#23

ObviouslyAdachi said:

@JGMR
Ya that's what I did. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to 100% it your first time through. You just can't max out that many Social Links.

Doctor_BK

#26

Doctor_BK said:

Ok good, I am happy that I am not the only one still on my first playthrough of The Last of Us. Tried out the multiplayer last night and was really impressed with it.

BlueProxy

#27

BlueProxy said:

Dragon Age 2, Saints Row 3. Yea I wait a while for some games, and don't like to blaze through them.

TasukiStaff

#28

Tasuki said:

Mostly playing World of Warcraft. Also plan to start Torchlight which I got for free from GoG.com and if I have time I am hoping to beat Super Metroid on the Wii U VC.

ztpayne7

#31

ztpayne7 said:

Played tomb raider until I had to return it to redbox, then I played Terraria.

charlesnarles

#32

charlesnarles said:

I just bought a 3ds (!) so I'm playing monster hunter, animal crossing, mgs3, mystery dungeon, Zelda 64, and cooking mama! I'd say that Vita and 3ds are on par with each other, dispite my favoritism of PS. Nintendo's almost all blockbuster games, where Sony's being all indie right now...

Reverend_Skeeve

#33

Reverend_Skeeve said:

What am I playing? I guess a new game that has me in its grip strong, lately...called "Scratch of another day till the PS4 releases - Extended Edition". :)

odd69

#34

odd69 said:

Im playing Dungeon and Dragons Mystara myself, also playing PlayStation Battle Royale and my new-est game Earth Defence Force on ps3(wow such a mindless fun game)

Madd_Hatter401

#36

Madd_Hatter401 said:

@ajay708 far cry 3 is or may be one of the best and most creative FPS ever! I'm pretty sure it wasn't underrated although the muti-player was. Sad cause I enjoyed the online experience but there weren't many people playing it.

JayArr

#37

JayArr said:

Finished all single player trophies on the Last of Us. Multiplayer and Platinum......here I come.

Itachi

#39

Itachi said:

@Madd_Hatter401 What I meant by underrated is that I feel this game doesn't get the respect it deserves in the media. Whenever they have a debate about the best games they always put BioShock somewhere on the top and FarCry 3 is never added to any list but in my opinion it's one of the best games out there and certainly better than Bioshock.

The3DSisMINE

#40

The3DSisMINE said:

Oh my where do i begin
Paying Tomb Raider
AC3
Black Ops 2
wipeout 2048
Golden Abyss
AC3 Liberation
Strangers Wrath HD
and Mortal Kombat... Thats about it.
Oh and Bioshock is certainly better then lots of games out there, including FC3

artemisthemp

#41

artemisthemp said:

End up playing Skylanders Giant with a friend and Castlevania: Lords of Shadows <-- Need to get ready for Lords of Shadows 2

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