Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 28
Posted by Sammy Barker
There are now just ten days until the industry turns on its E3 press release machine, leaving many of us at Push Square towers dabbing our nervous brows. Fortunately, video games offer ideal escapism, so we’ll be spending our weekend trying not to think about the avalanche of information that’s heading our way. After all, when all else fails, it’s nice to know that you can always bury your head in the figurative sand, huh?
Sammy Barker, Editor
I’m yet to really hold the line with Watch Dogs for more than a handful of hours yet, so I’m desperate to get some proper time with the game. I’ve enjoyed the drips and drabs that I’ve played so far, but I have found it a teensy bit overwhelming at times. I’m hoping that I can break through that barrier over the coming days, and begin developing a real connection with the game.
Jamie O’Neill, Retro Editor
R-Type has a timeless quality, especially the original game from 1987, and there is a proficiency in Irem's design that has repeatedly drawn me back to it over the last twenty seven years. It's a combination of an H. R. Giger-inspired art style, noteworthy music, and catchy pacing, alongside memorable enemy patterns and monumental boss battles, which I’ll happily return to in R-Type Dimensions on the PlayStation 3 this weekend.
Brett Young, News Reporter
I’ve had one crazy week, so it was nice to start the weekend by obtaining the Platinum in the immensely fun Wolfenstein: The New Order. As a bit of a treat, I collared the Dedsec Edition of Watch Dogs, which I imagine will keep me busy beyond the weekend. However, in preparation for the impending announcement of Mortal Kombat, I may have to take advantage of the hugely discounted Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition currently listed on the PlayStation Store.
Edwin Garcia, News Reporter
This weekend will be a real test for my juggling skills. First and foremost, Mario Kart 8 has already consumed my life, so that will probably continue. However, I’m also eager to give Watch Dogs a shot, though I can’t promise that I’ll finish it. Finally, for those moments when I’m out and about, I’ll be chasing the Platinum Trophy in Soul Sacrifice Delta.
Kell Andersen, News Reporter
I'm smack bang in the middle of a university assessment, so I won't be doing too much gaming this weekend. However, if I do manage to find the time, I'll probably be attempting to complete Wolfenstein: The New Order, a game that I've found surprisingly enjoyable. Failing that, I might decide to dive headfirst into the wonderful world of canine observation.
Nicola Hayden, News Reporter
As The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 decided to be fashionably late, my monthly dose of heartache has been delayed to the weekend. When I’m not rocking in a corner, eagerly awaiting the story’s conclusion, I’ll be starting my PS3 rehabilitation with Tales of Symphonia Chronicles. I’ll still manage to get my Watch Dogs fix, though, by using the ctOS app to become the overlord of the police force.
Alex Stinton, Reviewer
This weekend I’ll be taking the highway to the danger zone, dogfighting across the skies in the free-to-play game Ace Combat: Infinity. When I’m inevitably grounded by the pay barriers, however, I’ll be either taking Mario Kart 8 for a spin or hacking the hell out of Chicago in Watch Dogs.
Graham Banas, Reviewer
I’ve been waiting so long for Watch Dogs that it’s going to be hard for it to live up to the hype that I’ve built up for it in my head. Oh well, if it disappoints, I’ll have Transistor to fall back on. I’ve beaten it once already, but I could always beat it again.
Joey Thurmond, Reviewer
I made it my goal to finish BioShock Infinite this week, and I did it. Although I have a few issues with the gameplay and story, I thoroughly enjoyed the campaign and am still reeling from its ending. Of course, I couldn’t stop there, so I’ll be playing both of the Burial at Sea DLC episodes this weekend, and so far I’m genuinely surprised by how in-depth and unique they are. In addition, I might squeeze in some time with Batman: Arkham Origins and Transistor.
Simon Fitzgerald, Reviewer
This weekend I will be joining the thousands of people who have been playing Watch Dogs, and putting my hacking skills to the test. I will also be revisiting Call of Duty: Black Ops, and enjoying myself with some of its classic playlists.
The big question is: what are you playing this weekend? Do you intend to hack your way through the woof streets of Chicago, or are you still singing through the sultry setting of Cloudbank? Pipe up in the comments section below.