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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 17

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Well, this is your last chance. The next time that we post a ‘What Are You Playing This Weekend?’ article, the PlayStation 4 will be available in North America. That means that this is your final opportunity to clear out your backlog before the next generation officially begins. In order to celebrate the occasion, we’ve compiled a gaggle of Push Square staff members for a good old chinwag. But, as always, this isn’t a one-way conversation – make sure that you join in on the fun in the comments section below.

Sammy Barker, Editor

I’m going to be glugging grog and testing out my clandestine cutlasses on unsuspecting seafarers in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s multiplayer component this weekend. I’ve always been a big fan of the stealth series’ online suite, and I’m having a lot of fun with this latest instalment. When I’m not in the Animus, I’ll be stressing out over a certain looming next generation launch.

Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor

What's that noise? Oh, it's just the sound of me screaming as I plummet off a cliff in a sports car in Grand Theft Auto Online. To be brutally honest, I don't think that 2013's most popular game's multiplayer mode is very compelling, but with friends, there are certainly moments of utter hilarity to be had.

Katy Ellis, Assistant Editor

Grand Theft Auto V hides a lot of secrets, and this weekend it's my job to discover them all. I'll be riding down the wide dirt tracks of Blaine County and strolling down Vespucci Beach in order to crack each and every Easter egg that the game has to offer.

Greg Giddens, Reviews Editor

Hallowe’en and the retro review of Resident Evil: Director's Cut has inspired me to replay Capcom’s classic, and possibly Resident Evil 2, too. Both titles utterly absorbed me when I first picked them up, and now I can play them on the go thanks to my PlayStation Vita.

Ben Potter, Video Editor

This weekend I'll be power slamming, mud stomping, and hell raising my way through WWE 2K14's 30 years of WrestleMania mode. I've always enjoyed WWE's video game offerings, and trust that this will live up to my expectations – even if the character models look like slightly melted plastic versions of their real life selves. Look out for a review sometime next week.

Jamie O’Neill, Retro Editor

It's a tough life reviewing classic PSone games. I'm away this weekend, so not only must I pack my Vita, because Castlevania: Symphony of the Night deserves the pristine presentation of its OLED screen, but I also need to charge my PSP. I require Sony's classic handheld to play and research the original PC Engine CD-ROM Rondo of Blood on The Dracula X Chronicles UMD. Bazinga! I'm just kidding, of course – Symphony of the Night is possibly the mightiest Transylvanian treat of a title to cover in over four years of reviewing retro releases.

Orla Madden, Staff Writer

This weekend I'll be setting up my good ol' PSone for some Crash Bandicoot action. I’ve never actually completed the game – even though I’ve tried and failed many times. With a day off on Sunday, that's what it's all going to be about.

Geez, give it a rest, guys – it’s the readers’ turn. What are you planning to play this weekend? Are you taking a break from gaming ahead of the PS4? Sound off in the comments section below.

User Comments (35)



Splat said:

WWE2K14 and nothing else... Easily my favorite roster in years and will get even better when the DLC comes out. I all ready got the season pass.

I look forward to Ben's review. To be honest I thought you guys would over look it with the hate wrestling get's.



get2sammyb said:

@Splat Ben's our resident wrestlemaniac! We don't want to overlook any game - and we're working hard to ensure that we cover as close to everything as possible moving forwards. WWE's certainly not my cup of tea, though!



ztpayne7 said:

I've been playing kingdom hearts hunting rare heartless and killing optional bosses on proud mode.

My wife has finally started playing infamous - and she's hooked. She's playing more this weekend than I am.



Gemuarto said:

Castlevania: Lords of Shadpw - Mirror of Fate HD,,,, Strange that you didn't review this game, guys. It's pretty solid... especially first part, where you play as Simon Belmont. It was 5 hours of pure pleasure =).



InsertNameHere said:

Unfortunately, my niece and nephew broke both my controllers, so I won't be playing anything until Tuesday. If my controllers weren't broken, I'd be playing Ni no Kuni (finally bought it), Arkham Origins, Puppeteer and the Ratchet and Clank collection.



dudeware said:

Me it's any game that works with the Dualshock 4 controller lol can't get enough of it!



Strofan7 said:

Uncharted on PS3 and trying again to get the two trophies in may way of that shiny Platinum on MLB 13 The Show for Vita. SO CLOSE




Arkham Origins Blackgate, impulse buy this afternoon after I decided to cancel my PS4 preorder. Enjoying it so far, it's nicely put together.



fchinaski said:

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, in preparation for LoS2. Just finished it today, replaying the stages I need to clear on higher difficulties to get the plat. I'll probably buy the two DLCs since I'm curious about how the hell that Epilogue came to be. Will play LoS: Mirror of Fate (the first release, for the 3DS) aftewards.



Munkyknuts said:

I'm still being sensible with my money and not preordering a PS4...and I didn't buy Metro: Last Light for the enticing reduced price on the PS Store either so I'm making do with playing Batman Arkham Origins....I'm finding it to be at about the same level as Arkham City and not as good as Asylum, but still fulfilling my super hero fantasies. If I finish batman I'll move onto Metal Gear Solid: Revengence.




@ztpayne7 Mostly to fund a better Xmas really. I could go ahead and buy it and some games, but that would leave the rest of Dec a little tight. Which would be crap.
Also, considering everything, and so far the 'sameness' of games available for launch make me want to hold off.
I'm happy to wait for Battlefront for now.



Cloud7794 said:

@JavierYHL Xillia's really good! I'll be playing Disgaea D2, finishing up Xillia, maaaaaybe some Grandia if I do end up buying it, and, as always, RPG Maker @_@



Tasuki said:

Going retro this weekend. I pulled out the SNES out of the closet a couple of weeks ago and am having a blast playing alot of my old games. Thinking this weekend I might play a bit of Ken Griffey Jr's, Mega Man X and some others.



Visiblemode said:

Muramasa Rebirth, kinda digging it. Also, I figure I'd mention that a copy of Knack sits on my shelf, awaiting the 15th. Was the only pre-order in stock aside from the ds4 but it's a start!



rastamadeus said:

Soul-destroyingly grinding my way through GTA Online. Getting close to quitting it though. Repeating the same thing over and over isn't fun. Nor is the game being 99% full of moronic American pre-teens calling me a "fag" or even the n word (I'm white) just because they lost. Again.




Well, I was having fun with Blackgate, though now I seem to be well and truly stuck!
I think I've actually done something the wrong way around, though the game seemed to steer me that way. May have to start again...




Looking around online, it seems Blackgate has a couple of glitches. Specifically being unable to progress from certain sections having not done things in a specific order.
So yeah, going to need to restart.



Rogue76 said:

Been playing Lego Marvel, also picked up WWE 2k14. Nice roster, although not much has changed from a game perspective.



FullbringIchigo said:

just Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag at the moment, I'm holding off getting Batman Arkham Origins untill it's fixed



Sanquine said:

Some Ninja gaiden on vita , then tomorrow going to buy Muramusa rebirth
Then on 9 November YS Memories of Celceta .
15 November going on a plain to paris <3 ^^



Weskerb said:

I'm playing Killzone on Vita. It's so much better than both Resistance and COD. I wonder what this team will do next? Minor shout-out goes to Unit 13 as I think they took some important notes from that game.



divinelite said:

Valhala Knights 3... never like it, but put 30hours to the end though. grinding is kinda fun, even the graphic and no-expression makes me angry with the creator.

most of the day I play Gundam Breaker anyway. Godly good!



odd69 said:

FF online, The Sims 3, The windwaker hd, Various kirby games.



odd69 said:


Return to dreamland(wii) Kirby 3(snes) and maybe fire up the ole gamecube gameboy player and play nightmare in dreamland(gba) on the big screen. Love those gba kirby games.



SilentJ said:

Finally got Need For Speed: Most Wanted(Vita) but I can't stop crashing into everything.

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