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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 123

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 123

Backlog busters

You can always tell it's summer, not because the sun is shining outside, but because WAYP is filled with people playing old games. That's certainly the case this time, as the people of Push Square Towers casually go about busting their backlogs. Alex Stinton, Reviewer: There's something to be said for returning to a game well after...

Talking Point: What July PlayStation Plus Free Games Do You Want?

What July PlayStation Plus Free Games Do You Want?

Instant Game Collection options

It's that time again: your free PlayStation Plus games for July are about a week away from being announced. But after a strong month including NBA 2K16 and Gone Home, what goodies could Sony offer to top it? Are you yearning for more major AAA titles, or is it a couple of indie outings that you crave? New releases...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 122

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 122

Celebrate good times

E3 2016 is over, which means that it's time to stop thinking about games on the horizon, and start playing the ones in your backlog. With the summer drought slowly starting to take hold, there's plenty of variety among our team's responses this week – and we expect a similar story in the comments section below. Ben Tarrant,...

Talking Point: Did Sony PlayStation's E3 2016 Press Conference Deliver?

Did Sony PlayStation's E3 2016 Press Conference Deliver?

Livin' on hype

And with Days Gone, the E3 2016 press conferences have concluded. For many of you reading this website, Sony's show will have been your most anticipated – but did it deliver? Last year, the platform holder served up arguably the greatest showcase of all time, and it attempted to match that with God of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn,...

Talking Point: Did Ubisoft's E3 2016 Press Conference Impress You?

Did Ubisoft's E3 2016 Press Conference Impress You?

Ubiquitous software

Ubisoft's unquestionably one of gaming's juggernauts, but did its press conference at E3 2016 impress? The publisher led with some of its biggest upcoming titles – Watch Dogs 2, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and For Honor – but it also showcased South Park The Fractured but Whole and a new extreme sports title called...

Talking Point: Did Bethesda Bring the Big Guns to E3 2016?

Did Bethesda Bring the Big Guns to E3 2016?

All of the Fallout

This year marked only the second ever Bethesda press conference, but already the organisation feels like part of the E3 furniture. Its media briefing earlier today centred on the likes of Dishonored 2 and Fallout 4 DLC, but it also included announcements of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Prey, too. But what did...

Talking Point: Did EA's E3 2016 Press Conference Entertain You?

Did EA's E3 2016 Press Conference Entertain You?

Electronic arts or wet farts?

And with that, the first E3 2016 press conference is under our belts. Never one to follow trends, EA did things a little differently this year, opting to hold its own event aligned with E3 – but technically not part of the convention. Its briefing was a bit predictable, though, focusing on the likes of Mass Effect...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 121

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 121

The calm before the E3 2016 storm

Everything that possibly could have gone wrong went wrong this week, but it's going to take the onset of another Ice Age to prevent us from covering E3 2016 to the extent that you expect. Before the big show gets underway, though, there's just enough time for our weekly edition of WAYP. Let's get this over with...

Talking Point: PlayStation 4K - Are You In or Out?

PlayStation 4K - Are You In or Out?

Neo's the time to make up your mind

The rumoured PlayStation 4K may be announced at E3 2016 next week, potentially changing the landscape of consoles forever. With such a seismic shift on the cards, we've pulled together a gaggle of our gobbiest staffers in order ascertain whether this upgraded system is likely to flop or fly. Below you'll find a...

Talking Point: Will Sony Announce PS4K at E3 2016?

Will Sony Announce PS4K at E3 2016?

Neo or never?

Sony doesn't really announce hardware at E3. There are exceptions: the PlayStation Move was hastily wheeled out a few years ago in reaction to the Kinect, while the ill-fated but kinda awesome PSPgo was also confirmed during one Los Angeles show. But most of its big system reveals tend to occur elsewhere: the PlayStation 4 was...

Talking Point: Was Sony's E3 2015 Presser Really the Greatest Ever?

Was Sony's E3 2015 Presser Really the Greatest Ever?

Magic moments

Thinking back on it, E3 2015 was a bit of a blur. We were outrageously sceptical ahead of PlayStation's press conference, and if you go back and read our predictions, that's abundantly clear to see. We'd heard on the grapevine that Sony was going to use its media briefing to focus primarily on strategic partnerships with third-party...

Talking Point: Should Sony Leverage PS4's Japanese Game Lineup at E3 2016?

Should Sony Leverage PS4's Japanese Game Lineup at E3 2016?

East wars

E3 is a weird thing. The annual Los Angeles-based convention is attended solely by press and retail, is anticipated mostly by enthusiasts, but is by far the most "mainstream" of all of the gaming shows. Think about it: if Gamescom is eccentric European cuisine, then E3 is a hamburger and fries; if the Tokyo Game Show is Katanagatari ,...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 119

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 119

Ils sont les meilleurs

Champions League final day has arrived, which means that we're hours away from seeing two cagey Spanish teams cancel each other out for 90 minutes. That's not stopped the British contingent of Push Square Towers from feeling giddy, though, with Euro 2016 mere weeks away as well. Toss in the Olympics and Wimbledon, too, and who...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 118

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 118

Waiting for Overwatch edition

Hoooo, boy – is that the end of another week? It means that we're one step closer to E3, which is both terrifying and exciting all at the same time. Still, we should probably make the most of these final moments of quiet while we can, and what better way to enjoy the silence than with some games? Here's what we're...