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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 47

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 47

Age of dragons

Well now, there are no shortage of new titles to talk about this weekend, are there? While we still can’t seem to convince associate editor Robert Ramsey to participate in one of these – he’s been playing Dragon Age: Inquisition as if it’s going out of fashion for days now – there’s plenty of variety from the rest of the...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 46

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 46

Everybody loves good Neighbours

We’re in the eye of the storm. Next week marks the release of the last few big holiday titles, and then it’s back to relative silence until the New Year. As such, this is another condensed issue of WAYP from our staff’s point of view – but we bet that you’ve got lots to talk about in the comments section...

Talking Point: Is This Gaming's Most Disappointing Ever Year?

Is This Gaming's Most Disappointing Ever Year?

Down for the count

If this is next-gen, then we wished that greatness would have waited until it was ready. We were going to pen this article a little later in the month – the release schedule is still stacked with several other blockbuster titles – but with the Assassin’s Creed Unity saga still a sour taste on the industry’s lips, we’ve...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 45

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 45

Hella good

The nights are drawing in, but we’re not letting that dampen our spirits here at Push Square towers. We’re currently right in the thick of the Christmas release season, so that means that, well... The majority of the team is too busy to pen a paragraph for WAYP. You’ll have to do make do with this truncated edition, then. Sammy...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 44

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 44

Day disbeliever

Surely, surely it’s not WAYP time already? The clock on this writer’s PC toolbar says that it’s Saturday, but these articles come around so quickly that we’re struggling to believe it. That said, there’s Premier League on the television and we did spot James Martin on BBC One this morning, so we’re pretty confident that...

Talking Point: How Does Sony Solve a Problem Like Xbox One Price Cuts?

How Does Sony Solve a Problem Like Xbox One Price Cuts?

Pricing predicament

Microsoft resembles a certain other green giant right now: you wouldn’t like it when it’s angry. While the Xbox One has been doing reasonably well over the past year, it’s been outpaced heavily by the PlayStation 4 around the globe – and that’s put the American company on the back foot. It’s not immensely surprising...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

The fault in our stars

Regardless of whether you’ve had a good week or a bad week, it’s time to forget your worries, and get stuck in with some good old fashioned gaming. As has become more regular than a Mario Balotelli blunder, we’re back with another edition of What Are You Playing in order to kickstart your two days away from work. As...

Talking Point: Do You Ever Stump Up for Season Passes?

Do You Ever Stump Up for Season Passes?

Chump change

The so-called Season Pass has become the latest way for publishers to extract even more money from cash strapped gamers. What started life as L.A. Noire’s largely innocuous Rockstar Pass – a pre-purchase for several additional cases in the sandbox detective game – has, much like the Online Pass that preceded it, evolved into an...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

Sweet talker

Like a particularly aggressive salesman, WAYP refuses to get out of your face. It only feels like a few days ago that this editor was compiling Issue 42, but already Issue 43 is here – we’ll be penning the Christmas special soon. Until then, it’s business as usual: we’ll tell you everything that we’re playing, and then open...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 42

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 42

Chirp, chirp

The songbirds will keep on singing, and we’ll keep on playing video games. With the thrust of the holiday season now in full swing, there’s no shortage of titles to choose from – as is evidenced by the variety outlined by our team of writers below. Of course, with reviews to write and news to report on, there’s no real time to...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 41

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 41

Neon pie

We’re teetering on the precipice of gameageddon. Our super secret review document is filled with titles, reviewers have been assigned, and Push Square Towers is awash with complaints regarding the length of certain releases. Anybody would think that we’d entered the third circle of Hell or something. Still, with such animation behind...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 40

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 40

Pad it out

I don’t care if Monday’s blue, Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday, too; Thursday, I don’t care about you – it’s Saturday, I’m in love. Alright, we lazily adapted the lyrics, but you get the idea, right? Unlike ordinary editions of What Are You Playing, this has been organised extremely early, because much of the Push Square team...

Talking Point: Would You Play Destiny in Third-Person?

Would You Play Destiny in Third-Person?

Out-of-body experience

There's absolutely no doubt that Destiny is an incredibly smooth and polished first-person shooter: its controls are silky, its aiming is snappy and fast, and its gunplay in general is immensely satisfying. But what if the game adopted a third person viewpoint? What if you could see your Guardian at all times, essentially...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 39

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 39

The week before EGXmas

That’s another week out of the way, which means that we’ll be writing the next edition of What Are You Playing from the showfloor at EGX London. Those of you in the UK will spot us eyeing up any PlayStation titles with shirts proudly emblazoned with the Push Square logo, so do stop us and say hello if you’re heading to...

Talking Point: Is Japan Finally Back in the Game?

Is Japan Finally Back in the Game?

Land of the rising fun

Every year, the Tokyo Game Show causes something of a dilemma at Push Square Towers. As the last high profile game convention in our calendar, we’re obliged to cover it, of course – but it’s always a difficult thing to prepare for. Regional issues make it challenging for us to, for example, put together predictions...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 38

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 38

A date with Destiny

You’re witnessing Push Square history here. For the first time ever, every single staff writer but one will be playing the same game – way to send this editor’s obsessive compulsive disorder into disarray, Jamie. And what is that game, we hear you ask? Here’s a clue: it’s got really bored talking cubes in it. Sammy...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 37

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 37

It's coming from the moon

Do you hear that in the distance? We're not exactly sure what it is, but it's probably either the sound of millions rejoicing as Destiny finally enters the Earth's atmosphere, or the sound of the PlayStation Network crumbling like the soggiest biscuit that you can possibly imagine. Either way, next week's going to be a big...