Saturday30th May 2020
The weekend before the PS5 reveal
The weeks are just flying by, aren’t they? If this were a normal year, we’d be beginning to think about E3 2020 right about now. Of course, it’s not a normal year, and we have a more exciting event on the horizon: PlayStation 5’s hotly anticipated reveal event. Here’s what we’re playing this weekend...
Saturday23rd May 2020
Grand Theft Auto is one of the biggest franchises in all of entertainment, spanning four different generations of consoles, five numbered entries, and a whole host of spin-offs. Its popularity is simply unmatched, but how well do you actually know the series? We've put this quiz together to test your knowledge of all things Grand...
They thought it was boring
Update: The Twitter account in question has now made their profile private so, unfortunately, we can no longer host the tweet which tells this story. Original story: Here's a rather unexpected but interesting fact for you to digest on this bank holiday weekend. Assassin's Creed, that's the 2007 original released on...
Everyone's in the house
After last week’s lonely effort, the band is back together for a big ol’ Bank Holiday extravaganza! Let’s get the awkward preamble out of the way as promptly as possible, then, and all engage in a big ol’ group hug! Sammy Barker, Editor: Y’know, what? I’ve done a number on my backlog this past month, so I’m...
Friday22nd May 2020
Final Fantasy VII Remake tops the charts
One of the biggest beneficiaries of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been the video game industry, which registered its biggest ever April in the United States last month. Consumer spend reached an eye-watering $1.5 billion, which is up a whopping 73 per cent year-over-year, as families find new ways to...
Wednesday20th May 2020
But it was never planned for Sony's system
Update: After a back-and-forth between various sources, Epic Games has told Kotaku editor Stephen Totilo that the PlayStation 3 build of Gears of War 3 embedded above is real. However, it was never planned for release. "This footage is a byproduct of Epic's internal Unreal Engine 3 testing process, which...
Tuesday19th May 2020
Republished on Tuesday, 19th May, 2020: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of Mafia II: Definitive Edition. The original text follows. Protagonist Vito Scaletta is a typical mobster: he's a criminal, a low-life, and a murderer -- but you can't help but fall in love with him. Despite being...
Saturday16th May 2020
One response! Just one person replied to this week’s WAYP – the muppet who pens it every week. Alas, these comments sections have been huge in lockdown, so please make up for the lack of staff input below. It’s appreciated! Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m more than halfway through Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s main story, although...
Saturday9th May 2020
We’re midway into a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, and the weather has been beautiful so far. Of course, we haven’t had too much time to stare at the sun, as we’ve been indoors with the curtains closed. How about you? Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the...
Wednesday6th May 2020
Update: According to ex-Ubisoft and Naughty Dog animator Jonathan Cooper, this is not gameplay footage, but a target render. "This target game footage (pre-rendered game pitch) inspired our own pitch for Assassin's Creed III as they did such a great job making it look like real gameplay," he said. Original Story: Here’s a strange...
Saturday2nd May 2020
A royal return
Is it a new week already? Insanity! Well, it’s the weekend, so that means your regularly scheduled WAYP has returned, right on time. The weather’s a bit brighter, and KFC is open again, so things are looking up, readers. Sammy Barker, Editor: After finishing Dishonored 2 last week, I’ve been bouncing around different games...
Thursday30th Apr 2020
Well, here’s a humongous head-scratcher of a story: PS1 titles Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2 have been rated for release on, er, the PlayStation 3. New information published by European classifications board
Wednesday29th Apr 2020
Who doesn't love earning Trophies? The system implemented on PlayStation 3 and expanded to PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 in the time since is now firmly one of our favourite features -- allowing us to track our progress through games with a lovely trinket. Better yet, the Trophy system has now reached a new milestone. As...
Saturday25th Apr 2020
Are you all healthy and well? It’s been a strange couple of months, hasn’t it? Hopefully, your PlayStation 4 has been keeping you occupied during these unprecedented times. As always, we want to know what you’ve been playing in your regularly scheduled WAYP. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m blitzing through my backlog at...
Wednesday22nd Apr 2020
"My spirit animal"
The Far Cry franchise doesn't exactly do memorable moments or characters. It's more about exploring the lush open worlds and taking advantage of the freedom bestowed upon you, but one of the few villains the series has managed to create a bit of nostalgia around is Vaas from Far Cry 3. “Did I ever tell you the definition of...
Tuesday21st Apr 2020
Sony's system up 25% year-over-year
A global pandemic is good news for Nintendo apparently, as Switch registered absurd sales figures greater than its launch. But the NPD sales report for March 2020 in the United States also includes positive news for PlayStation, as a spate of exclusive software performed particularly well on the Japanese giant’s...
Saturday18th Apr 2020
Goodness gracious, WAYP seems to come around quicker every single week. We’re not sure whether it’s lockdown or not, but it feels like the days are flying by faster than ever before – it’s almost May, for crying out loud! Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ll be overcoming the ice in SnowRunner this weekend, as I’ve volunteered to...
Saturday11th Apr 2020
Pick your poison
We don’t know what the weather’s like in your part of the world, but it’s beautiful here in Britain. It’s typical, then, that after over six months of wind and rain, none of us can go outside. Still, it’s great news for that backlog of yours. Here’s what we’re playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: When was the last time I...
Wednesday8th Apr 2020
Saturday4th Apr 2020
Take your heart
Let’s touch base, then. How are you all doing? It’s been a weird couple of weeks, hasn’t it? Hopefully you’re all staying safe and following your government’s guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It just so happens that playing video games is a great way to fight this blasted disease, so let us know what’s...
Thursday2nd Apr 2020
What're ya rankin?
Resident Evil is one of those classic franchises which will more than likely keep on going until either Capcom or the video game industry is no more. Starting life on Sony's PSone, it has gone through a number of changes and refinements throughout the decades, drastically switching perspectives, characters, and locations. Each and...
Sunday29th Mar 2020
Is this the beginning of the very end for Sony's PlayStation 3 console? It could be. The Japanese giant has announced that from 30th June, the PS3 will no longer possess the ability to send messages to other platforms such as the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, nor will it be able to receive them. The last-gen platform can still trade...
Saturday28th Mar 2020
Well, that’s another week in isolation done, and goodness knows how many left to go. We sincerely hope you’re staying safe and sane during these unprecedented times. As always, we’d love to know what you’re planning to play this weekend. Let us know in the comments section. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m agonisingly close to...
Saturday21st Mar 2020
Well, we don’t want to dwell on it because we like to think this website offers some form of escapism from the tragedies occurring outdoors. Nevertheless, we sincerely hope that you and your family are safe and comfortable this weekend – and, perhaps hopefully, playing some games together. Here’s what’s keeping us busy...
Tuesday17th Mar 2020
MLB The Show 20 launches exclusively on the PlayStation 4 today, marking 15 years of baseball simulation from developer Sony San Diego. But how has the series evolved since its humble origins on the PlayStation 2? This celebratory retrospective trailer shows gameplay from every iteration thus far, leading up to the latest release. Home run!
Saturday14th Mar 2020
On the rocks
Consumer spending dropped by 29 per cent year-over-year, as February 2020 proved to be an uneventful month in the latest NPD sales report for the United States. According to analyst Mat Piscatella, “late cycle hardware dynamics for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as a lighter new release software slate drove the variance”. It...
Well, it’s not been the best of weeks, has it? The worst part is that things seem destined to get worst. Fortunately, it’s the weekend and there’s tons of video games to play – even better, they can’t give you any deadly diseases. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ve got MLB The Show 20 to review. Despite the embargo already lifting,...
Saturday7th Mar 2020
You can’t catch coronavirus if you isolate yourself indoors, so what better excuse could you have for playing games all day? Lock your windows and doors, wash your hands, and dig into that backlog – there’s literally never been a better time. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m messing about at the moment, not really settling on...
Wednesday4th Mar 2020
Capcom classic is back
Last August, Capcom delisted DuckTales: Remastered from the PlayStation Store and other digital platforms. It was a dark time. The PS3 remaster was a well-received revival of the 8-bit fan favourite with modern visuals, but after five years on digital shelves, the publisher pulled the plug. Now, about six months later, Capcom...
Saturday29th Feb 2020
Leap year edition
The weather is abysmal and the threat of germs linger on the horizon. Why would anyone want to go outside at all? Fresh air? It’s overrated – we plan to use our DualShock 4 as a kind of life support, and games are the only oxygen we need. Sammy Barker, Editor: Having left Concrete Genie in favour of work-related reviews,...