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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 14

Posted by Katy Ellis

Living in a gangsta's paradise

Unsurprisingly, this edition of What Are You Playing This Weekend has turned into a bit of a Grand Theft Auto V special, with the majority of the staff here at Push Square towers far too busy terrorising the streets of Los Santos to worry about the dull weather outside. As always, feel free to let us know whether you'll be consuming a heartstopping amount of Cluck N' Bell this weekend – or if you'll be playing something else entirely.

Sammy Barker, Editor

Tokyo Game Show has stolen my attention away from Grand Theft Auto V a little over the past couple of days, so I’m eager to dive back into the lives of Michael, Franklin, and Trevor this weekend. I have a few issues with the controls, but some of the mission design is genius. I’ve already heaped praise on the amazing ‘Friend Request’ sequence on Twitter, but it’s worth another mention here. If the rest of the game maintains the same standard, then I suspect that I’m in for a real treat.

Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor

I'm still stealing cars and poppin' fools this weekend in Grand Theft Auto V, but some downtime may be necessary to get away from the game's intensity, so I have the whimsical Puppeteer on standby, ready to help calm my nerves.

Katy Ellis, Assistant Editor

As shocking as it may be, I haven't had a chance to grab a copy of Grand Theft Auto V yet, so instead I will be visiting Grove Street to catch up with my good old friend Carl Johnson in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Like Robert, I too will need something to cool me down after all of the low polygon heists that I'll be performing, so will be topping up my Lum count in Rayman Legends.

Ben Potter, Video Editor

As if there could be any other answer, this weekend I'll be lying, cheating, and stealing my way through Grand Theft Auto V. Incredibly, I've completed more taxi fares than missions in the game thus far, but I intend to change that over the coming days. Also, there'll be a load of lovely GTA videos going up on our YouTube channel imminently, so keep an eye out.

Greg Giddens, Reviews Editor

I thought I'd buck the popular trend this weekend, and play something different to what the majority of people are. Nah, just kidding – I'll be playing Grand Theft Auto V. I'm a huge fan of open world city games, getting my kicks from the likes of Saints Row, Prototype and Just Cause. But the GTA franchise has always had a strong hold over me, with the third in the series utterly blowing my mind back in the day. I was a little disappointed with the previous entry, but I'm really excited for the fifth instalment. I'm determined to find every secret and earn every trophy.

Gaz Plant, Staff Writer

I've finally picked up a copy of Tomb Raider, so this weekend I'll be giving Ms. Croft's latest adventure a go. Hopefully it's as good as I imagine it is.

Jamie O'Neill, Staff Writer

I've been playing lots of PSone games recently, partially as a way to celebrate the 18th birthday of Sony's classic console, based on its September 1995 release in North America and Europe. Consequentially, I'll be triple jumping 100ft into the air and then looking down at Robbit's pointy feet in first-person, because I consider Jumping Flash! to stand-out as one of the most unique PSone launch titles from 1995.

Nathan Michalik, Staff Writer

I'll be working on some Trophies in Killzone: Mercenary and playing some new DLC in Soul Sacrifice. For PS3, ICO has always been pushed behind on my backlog, but now that it's a North American PlayStation Plus game, there's little reason to put it off any longer.

Orla Madden, Staff Writer

Like pretty much most of the gaming community at the moment, I'll be spending my weekend in Los Santos. I'm really enjoying Grand Theft Auto V and its glorious open world. The script is well written and genuinely entertaining, too, bringing a guilty giggle along with it.


That's enough from us, now it's time to relay your weekend gaming activities. Are you playing Grand Theft Auto V this weekend like the rest of the world – or bucking the trend? Let us know in the comments section below.

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User Comments (40)

TasukiStaff

#6

Tasuki said:

All of my other games are on hold thanks in part to GTA V, of course I knew this was going to happen. This will probably keep me busy till the PS4 comes out.

I might be able to squeeze in a bit of time on World of Warcraft but I doubt it.

Splat

#7

Splat said:

GTA V of course. I did take time today to finish Diablo 3 which I really enjoyed. I will be playing it through again after I'm done with GTA V.

Gamer83

#10

Gamer83 said:

Like pretty much everyone else, GTA V. There's so much to do in this game I imagine it will take me quite a while to complete.

Splat

#11

Splat said:

It's funny because the first thing I always do when I turn on my PS3 is see what everyone else is playing. My whole list is pretty much full of people playing GTA. :)

JaxonH

#14

JaxonH said:

I took a week off from work and it's about to get on and crackin! Currently switching back and forth between the following:

Wii U: The Wonderful 101 (action)
Vita- Killzone Mercenary (FPS)
3DS- Mario & Luigi Dream Team (RPG)

I like to keep it versatile.

EGMagnus

#15

EGMagnus said:

Just got Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on sale so I'll mess around with it on... When I'm not doing the heaps of hw I have :(

-CraZed-

#18

-CraZed- said:

@Splat LOL yeah same on my friends list... Me however I am playing Puppeteer. Skipping GTA V because I am selling my PS3 (by order of the wife) very soon to help offset my PS4 cost and I am holding out hope it will eventually release on PS4.

JMC

#19

JMC said:

I finished New Super Luigi U this saturday, and I plan on playing Pikmin 3 which is very addictive. Other than that I'll also be playing a little more of Injustice on my PS3 with a few friends.

BlueProxy

#22

BlueProxy said:

Replaying a bunch of older favs from my collect actually. Will likely hit-up GTA-V in about month. No rush.

Cloud7794

#26

Cloud7794 said:

Diablo 3 for me, though sadly work and college are making my quest to save New Tristram slow to a crawl. Honestly, I was going to wait until I got a PS4 and was going to buy that version, but @Giddens review of the game, as well as all those gameplay videos posted up earlier that convinced me I needed the game now. It doesn't dissappoint, thanks guys!

Rogue76

#29

Rogue76 said:

Is GTA V out in stores now? I must have missed that memo...

I'm kidding! Playing some Kingdoms of Amalur, also got ICO via PS+, so I'll have to check that out too this weekend.

Reverend_Skeeve

#30

Reverend_Skeeve said:

Since I don't have a PS3 for that long yet and buying GTA V would diminish my PS4-fund, I'm working on reducing my PS3 backlog...and are playing Uncharted 1. :)

Swiket

#31

Swiket said:

I still got about 20 missions left on GTA V. Probably gonna go after 100% completion once I beat it, at least until the online is out.

odd69

#34

odd69 said:

Also just bought mass effect 3 special edition WiiU for 11.99 at best buy and i got Ni no Kuni on disc brand new for 20$ and gta WOW head explosion

Sutorcen

#35

Sutorcen said:

GTA V, Diablo 3, Killzone Mercenaries and The Walking Dead (Vita).

Ohhh and Game Dev Tycoon...

rjejr

#36

rjejr said:

@PMasterTy9 - "I think I just got the YLOD... :("

So, a really bad time to ask you how Puppeteer was? Gamefly just sent mine out.

Hope it isn't what you think and you get it working again. I don't think I've been on my PS3 since I got my Wii U last month. Well I have been using it to watch the last season of Chuck on DVD, but not for gaming. Good luck.

PMasterTy9

#37

PMasterTy9 said:

@rjejr Apparently I can get if fixed for like $60-$80 but I will let you know how well that goes.

If you like platform games I think you will like Puppeteer. It's definitely a unique game and It does have a hint of Little Big Planet it to it. I am only a few Acts into the game and I plan on buying it when I get extra cash, maybe on a Gamefly sale.

odd69

#40

odd69 said:

@Rogue76 I have no idea i saw it and i took that sucker. Also had 2 sports games for 11.99

BTW i bought Final Fantasy a realm reborn and lone survivor:directors cut over the weekend I did NOT get to try Ni No Kuni or FF14 online as of yet

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