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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 136

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 136

Short and sweet

We're on location this week, so you're getting the shortest WAYP in the history of the feature. That's okay, though, because we're sure that you'll have ample insight to stack into the comments. You know the drill: let us know what you're playing down below. Jacob Hull, Reviewer: It's a Premier League weekend, so just you try and...

Talking Point: What October PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

What October PlayStation Plus Games Do You Want?

Free the freebies

The price has gone up in North America, but few could be disappointed with September 2016's selection of free PlayStation Plus games. Between the excellent Journey and the agreeable Lords of the Fallen, the PlayStation 4 alone played host to two really worthwhile downloads last time out. But now it's time to starting thinking...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 135

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 135

Iron rising

The nights are drawing in and the skies have turned a subtle shade of grey; the summer's officially over and it's time to start thinking about investing in a new woolly jumper or three. The good news is that while the sun goes on annual leave, games are beginning to release, and while we're not quite in the thick of the silly season just...

Talking Point: What Did You Think of Sony's TGS 2016 Press Conference?

What Did You Think of Sony's TGS 2016 Press Conference?

Beast in the East?

It got practically no build-up, but Sony's TGS 2016 press conference was decent – even if it lacked new announcements. The platform holder centred on upcoming Japanese releases like Final Fantasy XV, New Hot Shots Golf, and more but also found time to mention PlayStation VR and other hardware initiatives. But what did you think...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue 134

What Are You Playing This Weekend - Issue 134

The waiting game

Wow, 134 issues of What Are You Playing and this is maybe... The third or fourth time that Overlord Barker hasn't put it together? That's some dedication right there, but enough waffling - it's time to find out what we're going to be playing on this rather grey but warm UK weekend. Robert Ramsey, Associate Editor: It's taken me...

Talking Point: Did Sony's PlayStation Meeting 2016 Presser Deliver?

Did Sony's PlayStation Meeting 2016 Presser Deliver?

Pro skills

Sony just wrapped up its PlayStation Meeting 2016 press conference, where it announced the PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 4 Slim, and the dozens of games that will support the new system. But did it live up to your expectations? Were you satisfied with the new hardware on display? Are the prices and release dates right in your eyes? What...

Talking Point: What Are Your PlayStation Meeting 2016 Expectations?

What Are Your PlayStation Meeting 2016 Expectations?

4K cometh

Hey, you there, did you know that the PlayStation Meeting is tomorrow? Oh, you did? Well, we suppose that we have been ranting and raving about it for weeks now - but you surely can't blame us. It's all but guaranteed that both the PlayStation 4K 'Neo' and the PlayStation 4 Slim will be officially announced at this event, which means...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 133

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 133

Are you Red E?

It's the calm before the storm – and not just because we've had a couple of days of hot weather here in the UK. No, we're referring to the fact that the next time we write a WAYP, we'll all know what the PS4K – or Neo – actually is. Exciting stuff, eh? Let's hope it doesn't leak on NeoGAF before Andy House hits the stage...

Talking Point: Which PS4 Titles Will Be Shown at PlayStation Meeting 2016?

Which PS4 Titles Will Be Shown at PlayStation Meeting 2016?

Will there be any surprise announcements?

All of the discussion surrounding PlayStation Meeting 2016 has centred on hardware, and that's because it's looking like Sony will announce two new consoles at the conference. We already know about the PlayStation 4 Slim, of course – much to the frustration of the platform holder – but the PS4K (or...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 132

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 132

August's almost over

The weekends do come around quick, but given that this is inexplicably a three-day holiday in the UK, you won't hear us complaining. In fact, between the football and the final barbecues of the summer, we'll be squeezing in plenty of gaming. Here's what we're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've been having fun hopping between...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 131

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 131

Gold standard

The last weekend of Olympic action awaits, and we're warming ourselves up for a weekend spent… Scoffing snacks and watching others exert themselves on the television. Of course, we'll be squeezing in a whole lot of gaming in between the various scheduled finals. Here's what we're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've got an absolute...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 130

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 130

Ready, set, go

The athletics is finally underway at Rio 2016, and despite an unoccupied stadium, we're really looking forward to seeing some medals being won on the track. Sticking with the sport, the Premier League season also gets underway this weekend. Not an enormous amount of time for video games, then – but here's what we're playing all the...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 129

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 129

The greatest show on Earth

The Olympics are now officially underway, which means it's time to learn about nations that you never knew existed and watch sports that would never get primetime coverage under normal circumstances. You either love it or you hate it, but there's no denying that there's something special about the globe getting together...

Talking Point: Should Sony Ditch PS3, Vita Support for PlayStation Plus?

Should Sony Ditch PS3, Vita Support for PlayStation Plus?

Moving on

Like it or not, the PlayStation 3 and Vita are nearing the end of their lives. That's not to say that either system is irrelevant – this author's been playing the addictive Steamworld Heist on the latter lately – but they're not in their heyday anymore. Sony knows this: it's ceased talking about the PS3 almost entirely, and while it...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 128

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 128

And relax

The one problem with WAYP is that it comes around too quickly. Your humble host took a glance at the calendar this morning and realised that it's already almost August – we'll be going Christmas shopping in the blink of an eye. Anyway, you know the drill – here's what we're playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've signed up...

Talking Point: What PS4 Firmware Update 4.0 Features Do You Want?

What PS4 Firmware Update 4.0 Features Do You Want?

Folders? PSone Classics? External HDD support?

Sony sprung the smallest slither of PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.00 news this week, confirming that a beta for the big update will commence next month – but stopping short of announcing any features. It's been quite a while since we last got a major system software refresh for the Japanese...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 127

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 127

Feelin' hot, hot, hot

As scorching temperatures here in the UK continue to melt away our productivity, we're not sure that we can even be arsed playing games this weekend. That said, those of you from more tropical climes may be better equipped to cope with the apocalyptic temperatures, so do let us know what you're playing in the comments section...