Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - PS4 Special Part 2
Posted by Katy Ellis
The time has come. The next-generation of PlayStation gaming has arrived, and its already busy consuming our weekends. In the last edition of 'What Are You Playing This Weekend', a few of our North American team members shared their exciting first steps into the world of the PlayStation 4, while the rest of the world moaned in the comments section something about "29th November", "December", or even "sometime in February" for those unfortunate souls in Japan. In this rather large special edition, both our North American and European staff members have joined hands in peaceful matrimony to happily brag about their latest gaming purchases. But don't let those lot steal all of the limelight – feel free to chip in with your own gaming schedule for this weekend's PS4 welcoming party.
Sammy Barker, Editor
My name is Sammy Barker and I have a problem. I first learned about Resogun during Sony’s stellar GamesCom press conference earlier in the year, and I haven’t been able to think of anything else since. Now that I’ve finally been able to feast on the intergalactic shoot-a-thon, I’m finding it difficult to stop. Please help me.
Greg Giddens, Reviews Editor
I have no food for the rest of the month and I can't afford to put my heating on as the temperature continues to drop – but I've got my PS4. Unfortunately I've only got Killzone: Shadow Fall for it. Oh, but wait, my PlayStation Plus membership gets me Resogun and Contrast, and Warframe, War Thunder, and DC Universe Online are all free-to-play. Excellent! That'll be my weekend then: Killzone and a whole host of free games. Terrific – everything's going to fine. I'm so hungry.
Ben Potter, Video Editor
PS4! PS4! PS4! PS4! [Note: There were 82 more 'PS4!'s but we had to edit them out. Sorry Ben.] As the PS4 has finally made it to European shores, and all other aspects of my life are forgotten and pushed aside, I plan on smashing some bricks in Lego Marvel, shooting da man in Battlefield 4, and shooting da spaceman in Killzone: Shadow Fall – all in Super HD (patent pending)! Not to mention all of those sweet, sweet PlayStation Plus freebies, I plan on gorging myself on over the next week or so. If you don't hear from me for more than four days, please notify the authorities
Jamie O'Neill, Retro Editor
My PS4 is a generous and greatly appreciated Christmas gift from all of my family, so although I'm looking forward to Killzone: Shadow Fall and Resogun most of all, I'm saving my most anticipated games until the festive season. I’ll be chanting sea shanties while sailing to Caribbean Islands in the beach-sand-box world of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, as well as chasing-and-racing my way through the fresh gen version of Chase HQ, also known as Need for Speed: Rivals. I need to check that my swanky new PS4 is in tickety-boo working order, after all.
Ben Tarrant, Reviewer
Finally the wait is over, and I can fill that oblong box-shaped void in my life that I never knew that I had. Unfortunately, I'm broke, so my original plan of picking up all of the heavy hitting launch titles (Knack especially) has bitterly boiled down to just Killzone: Shadow Fall. For the time being, anyway. Not that I'm complaining, though, 60 frames-per-second multiplayer and the OWL drone companion? Count me in. Oh yeah, and I'm a PlayStation Plus subscriber, so Resogun.
Graham Banas, Reviewer
After sampling a little bit of everything I bought, I find myself coming back to Need for Speed: Rivals over and over. Once next week rolls around, though, I can't wait to dive into flOw and experience that gem again.
Simon Fitzgerald, Reviewer
With the mega bundle on the way, this weekend is going to be a blast. I will be playing the likes of FIFA 14, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Battlefield 4, and writing my first review for the website on Angry Birds: Star Wars.
Mat Growcott, Reviewer
If I can convince my girlfriend to let me have a go on our shiny new PS4, I'm pretty excited to get back into DC Universe Online. The delay on Blacklight: Retribution is pretty disappointing, so Killzone will sort my shooter fix for the time being. If nothing else, I might pester friends on Facebook with Trophy notifications, like they keep pestering me with their baby pictures. Losers!
Ricky Staines, Reviewer
Don’t judge me, nice folks of the Internet, but tonight I’m planning to get ever-so intimate with my PS4. If all goes to plan, and the courier doesn't nab my console, I'm going to spend this weekend disembowelling Helghast chumps in Killzone: Shadow Fall, not to mention getting down and dirty with Resogun, which is completely free for PlayStation Plus members. Beyond that, you'll find me stroking my new box-o-tricks like some kind of beautiful, mechanical cat. Obviously.
Katie Rose, Reviewer
This weekend, I'll be decking the halls with bells of holly fa la la la la ad nauseum. When I'm not decorating the house, Resogun will be living on my TV screen. If only I could make a mod to play as Santa on his sleigh and pick up presents instead of humans.
Joey Thurmond, Reviewer
Besides stuffing my face with copious amounts of Thanksgiving food, I plan on delving into Sound Shapes this weekend (which I'll be writing a review for in the near future). I'll also try to get in a little bit of Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Cale Stolle, Reviewer
I've had my PS4 for two weeks officially, and I'm still enamoured (although Tearaway has been a huge distraction). This weekend, I will be trying to re-beat Knack and explore some of the alternate endings in Super Motherload. Unfortunately, there are just too many games to narrow down which I will play first.
Are you still basking in the glory of your new console? Already platinumed Knack? Or perhaps, like this sad, deprived editor, you're still saving your pennies in a jam-jar in order to catch up with the rest of the world? Whatever you're doing this weekend, let us know in the comments section below – unless it's something illegal or weird, as you can keep those plans to yourself.