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.