The sun is shining, the weather is sweet – and already this editor is acting like a classic Brit by complaining about the scorching temperature outside. It’s all shorts, flip-flops, and closed curtains here at Push Square towers, as we attempt to avoid the heat and enjoy some good old-fashioned gaming time. Regardless of the weather in your area, we’d love to know what your agenda is for the coming days. Peruse our plans, and then leave your itinerary in the comments section below.
Sammy Barker, Editor
I’ve had a pretty busy week, so I’ll be venting any lingering stress in the God of War Collection on the PlayStation Vita. While it’s far from the best port ever, these classics still hold up incredibly well, and I’m enjoying revisiting them for the umpteenth time on the portable platform. Other titles on my agenda include The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for the PlayStation 4, which has its moments, but won’t be winning any awards at the end of the year.
Jamie O’Neill, Retro Editor
I'm setting aside spare gaming time during May as a celebration of kart racers, because if you own multiple consoles and visit our friends at Nintendo Life, then you’ll realise why I'm hyped to explore the genre this month. There are plenty of mascot-themed racing highlights on PlayStation formats, too, but I most consistently return to Naughty Dog's Crash Team Racing on the PSone, because it set a higher standard for licensed-based karting games on PlayStation in 1999.
Kell Andersen, News Reporter
My weekend will primarily be spent finishing off Child of Light. It's taken me an absurdly long time to play through the gorgeous role-playing game, because every time that I enter a new area, I have to stop for a few seconds to enjoy the view. If I do manage to save the land of Lemuria, though, I may revisit Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes to see if I can earn a few more of those elusive Trophies.
Nicola Hayden, News Reporter
It’s been a particularly gloomy week, as I’ve mourned my inability to play re-release Soul Sacrifice Delta. Avoiding the lure of my ongoing Vita addiction has been tough, but Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars has filled my time instead. Juggling six girls’ happiness and all of their children is a full-time commitment that I’ve embraced. I must admit, though, I’ve spent most of my time taking screenshots of situations that desperately need some additional context...
Alex Stinton, Reviewer
With the sun finally shining here in the UK, I’ll be putting down my controller, heading outside, and feeding the ducks this weekend. Nah, who am I kidding? What I’ll actually be doing is closing the blinds to keep the sun off my screen, and getting killed over and over in Dark Souls II. Praise the sun.
Graham Banas, Reviewer
I’m in the midst of trying to set a new hitting streak record in MLB 14 The Show; I’m sneaking up on Joe D as we speak. Otherwise, I’ll be biding my time until Transistor, which will have 100 per cent of my attention come Tuesday. Anything from Supergiant Games is something that I need to experience.
Joey Thurmond, Reviewer
While I eagerly await the arrival of Transistor this Tuesday, I’m actually taking the weekend off in the glorious mountains of Boone, North Carolina. I’ve brought my PSone along in order to play a little bit of Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage. When I get home on Sunday, I may dive back into BioShock Infinite, too.
Mat Growcott, Reviewer
This weekend is looking like it's going to be a scorcher – the perfect opportunity to explore the English landscape without fear of being rained upon. It goes without saying, then, that I'll be sat in a darkened room playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim instead – after all, at least when I shout at strangers in the land of Tamriel, I don't get have to have complicated conversations with police officials.
Simon Fitzgerald, Reviewer
With my exams already underway, revision will be taking up most of my free time. However, I may have time for a couple of quick games of Battlefield 4 with friends.
Will you be avoiding the sunshine in favour of your favourite gaming system this weekend? Which titles will be kicking your chosen console’s fan into overdrive? Let us know in the comments section below.