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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 79

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 79

Inner smile

The Premier League season is back underway, so that means that this author will be spending the next ten or so months composing WAYP with half an eye on the BBC text updates. Of course, this article isn't about football, but the PlayStation games that will be keeping you company all weekend. Here's what our team are up to. Sammy Barker,...

News: Yakuza 5 May Be the Last PS3 Exclusive You Must Have

Yakuza 5 May Be the Last PS3 Exclusive You Must Have

Let's all go to Kamurocho

We know that a lot of you love your PlayStation 3, but there's no doubt that the device is on its way out. Several franchises are still launching simultaneously on the last-gen system and the PlayStation 4, of course, but we doubt that there'll be many more exclusives for the machine moving forwards. As such, Yakuza 5 may...

News: How Does Metal Gear Solid V Compare Between PS4 and PS3?

How Does Metal Gear Solid V Compare Between PS4 and PS3?

Phantom painless

There's been a lot of debate over how good Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain actually looks on PlayStation 4. Sidestepping the whole 'downgrade' conversation that's always so prevalent these days, Konami has released comparative screenshots from the new-gen and last-gen editions of the release. We've embedded them side by side...

News: Sony Promises Unparalleled PlayStation Plus Experience as Market Conditions Push Up Prices

Sony Promises Unparalleled PlayStation Plus Experience as Market Conditions Push Up Prices

Platform holder confirms hike

Sony has confirmed that PlayStation Plus prices will increase in Europe starting 1st September. In a statement sent to us, the platform holder pointed out that it will be hiking the cost of one month and three month memberships in the UK, though there are no plans to change the annual subscription. We've reached out...

Rumour: PlayStation Plus Prices to Increase in Europe

PlayStation Plus Prices to Increase in Europe

But only the three month tier

Update (13:45PM BST): Sony has issued us with a statement on the increased PlayStation Plus prices, which will affect the monthly and quarterly tiers in the UK. You can read that through here. The original story follows. Original Story: Sony appears to be preparing to push up the price of three month PlayStation Plus...

Gamescom 2015: We Want to Be More Respectful of Players' Time with Destiny, Says Bungie

We Want to Be More Respectful of Players' Time with Destiny, Says Bungie

Update 2.0 brings the biggest changes to the game yet

Bungie's really trying to shake things up with Destiny: The Taken King. Whether this is because it wants to secure a few more pre-orders for the expansion or because it's keen to get lapsed players back into the game, we obviously can't say, but the developer's clearly trying to switch things...

Gamescom 2015: This Trailer Has Everything You Need to Know About Nobunaga's Ambition

This Trailer Has Everything You Need to Know About Nobunaga's Ambition

Ambitious is right

Koei Tecmo is pushing Nobunaga's Ambiton: Sphere of Influence hard at Gamescom 2015, so it's no surprise that the publisher has released a brand new trailer for the strategy title. Showcasing just about everything that you can expect from the feudal escapade, it's shaping up to be a promising game for those of you interested in...

Gamescom 2015: Here's 30 Minutes of Super Detailed Metal Gear Solid V PS4 Gameplay

Here's 30 Minutes of Super Detailed Metal Gear Solid V PS4 Gameplay

The mother of all bases

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is going to be an absolutely huge game. Between lengthy story cutscenes, open world exploration, and tons of optional objectives, it's going to take some serious investment to see everything on offer - especially when you consider Hideo Kojima's penchant for well-hidden secrets. But...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Nothing to See Here, Go Back to Gamescom News

Japanese Sales Charts: Nothing to See Here, Go Back to Gamescom News

Off you go

Imagine writing a story about the Japanese hardware and software charts on a day when every game under the sun is getting Gamescom 2015 coverage. An atrocious process for all those involved, we're sure that you'll agree, but we do this every week, so we suppose that we're bound by duty. So, what's happening in Japan? The answer: bugger...

News: Mighty No. 9 Misfires, Delayed Until 2016

Mighty No. 9 Misfires, Delayed Until 2016

Not so mega, man

Mighty No. 9 will indeed say nein to its previously planned 15th September release, as Comcept has confirmed in a since pulled forum post that the Mega Man-esque escapade has been delayed. The news follows the conclusion of creator Keiji Inafune's failed Red Ash Kickstarter – we're sure there's absolutely no connec

Gamescom 2015: Attack on Titan Will Eat You Alive on PS4, PS3, and Vita in 2016

Attack on Titan Will Eat You Alive on PS4, PS3, and Vita in 2016

Mmmm, crunchy

Well, it's happening: Attack on Titan is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita in 2016, Koei Tecmo has confirmed. There are currently no details on how the game plays, but we do know that it's being developed by Omega Force - the studio behind the Warriors games. It's not like it's got much else going on, right? In any...

Gamescom 2015: FIFA 16 Is All About the Banter

FIFA 16 Is All About the Banter

Different style of Pele

Sports games: the bane of most EA press conferences. FIFA 16 has always looked out of place at E3 – everyone remembers the infamous Pele interview – but in Cologne it was at home, showing off some new features and dispelling all of the "just another roster update" rumours. The new headline feature is FUT Draft, shown...

Gamescom 2015: Metal Gear Solid V's New Gameplay Trailer Is Bloody Good

Metal Gear Solid V's New Gameplay Trailer Is Bloody Good

Heaven or Hell

We'd be lying if we said that the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain hype wasn't pumping through our veins right now. With the game releasing in just under a month, it's perhaps time to jump aboard the train and ride it all the way to the station - a station probably covered in blood and the terrors of war. Needless to say, the...

News: Some Massive Gameplay Changes Are Coming to Destiny

Some Massive Gameplay Changes Are Coming to Destiny

Bungie's ditching light levels

Listen up, Guardians, because this is big news. As we're sure you're all aware by now, Destiny's third and biggest expansion, The Taken King, launches next month. Its arrival takes the level cap to 40, which no doubt has some of you excited, but things perhaps aren't as they seem. According to Game Informer, the...

News: You've All Spent Far Too Much Time Playing Destiny, Some Would Argue

You've All Spent Far Too Much Time Playing Destiny, Some Would Argue

Activision releases crazy stats

2 billion hours. 2 billion hours. That's how long you lot have collectively played Destiny for, according to Activision. The mega-publisher revealed the frankly shocking figure along with its most recent financial report, and we're still trying to wrap our heads around it. Apparently, that means that on average,...

Store Update: 4th August 2015 (North America)

4th August 2015 (North America)

Submerge yourself in the PlayStation Store

As in Europe, this week's North American PlayStation Store update is a little on the light side – although the likes of Submerged and Galak-Z should hold your attention until some of the heavier hitters arrive a little later in the month. There's also the continuation of Sony's scorching summer sale, so...