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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 58

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 58

A big one

And so marks the end of another long week. With the weather looking dismal – certainly in our neck of the woods, at least – video games seem like the perfect antidote for your winter blues. The big question is: what will you be playing this time around? Fortunately, we have a column designed to get to the bottom of just that. Sammy...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 57

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 57

Hobnobs

It's a brief WAYP this week, as everyone at Push Square Towers is too busy actually enjoying their weekends to talk about it. This editor may have to resort to new tactics to encourage further engagement – perhaps the promise of office Hobnobs will do the job? We shall see. Sammy Barker, Editor: It's a mixture of all sorts for me this...

Talking Point: How Important Is Game Length?

How Important Is Game Length?

Time to find out

The Order: 1886 has caused a bit of a kerfuffle this weekend for supposedly being short, but how much does game length really matter? Some would argue that there's no point in spending money on a release that can be wrapped up in an evening or two, but many of us simply don't have the time to work through a 100 hour epic. It's a...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 56

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 56

The power of love

Today is Valentine's Day, which means that you're either going to be very happy, very sad – or completely indifferent. Fortunately, whichever camp you fall into, there are always video games, and, regardless of special occasions, we're here to bring you your regularly scheduled dose of WAYP. In truth, this author has nothing...

Talking Point: Do Review Scores Have a Future?

Do Review Scores Have a Future?

Number games

After an incredible 15 years – and more 8/10 jokes than we care to count – Eurogamer.net has dropped review scores. It's not the first site to do so – both Kotaku and Joystiq (RIP) ditched numbers and stars a while ago – but the news seems significant this time because our buddies from Brighton operate a more traditional...

Talking Point: Has Persona 5's Gameplay Trailer Dulled Your Excitement for Final Fantasy XV?

Has Persona 5's Gameplay Trailer Dulled Your Excitement for Final Fantasy XV?

Persona-lly speaking

Some wouldn't like to admit it, but it's not often that a Japanese role-playing game has the weight to make waves in the current climate of our industry – at least, not here in the West. But of course, like everything in life, when something good is destined to come along, it all comes at once. After almost a decade of as...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 55

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 55

Wayne to go

There's a brilliant little application on the BBC website which allows you to track just how much professional footballers (of the non-American variety) earn. This author thought that it would be fun to see how much Manchester United and England player Wayne Rooney earns during the time that it takes to publish a weekly edition of WAYP...

Talking Point: Are There Any Remasters You Still Want to See on PS4?

Are There Any Remasters You Still Want to See on PS4?

Harder, better, faster, stronger

“Oh dear, are they talking about remastered games again?" we hear you scream. “I want new games, not remasters!" Don't worry – we hear you. In truth, we'd be the first to admit that we're a bit sick of learning about last-gen re-releases – but we'd also be lying if we said that we've truly had our fill of...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 54

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 54

Every day and night, babe

Ah, the weekend – that pleasant period of the week where we get to hang up our work clothes, and sit around playing games in our pants. Oh, and when we say 'pants', we mean the British definition of the word, and not the oddball American meaning. Is that enough padding for this opening paragraph? Yeah, looks good –...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 53

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 53

Strap it on

The weeks seem to come and go quicker and quicker, but at least there's your regular dose of WAYP to look forward to on the weekend. Regular readers should already know the drill: this is your forum to talk about all of the games that you'll be playing over the coming days. We've got to be honest, writing these introductions gets harder...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 52

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 52

Running late

Wow! It's been a breakneck, busy, bananas kind of week behind-the-scenes here at Push Square Towers, so apologies if our usual programming schedule has been a bit all over the place. The exciting news is that Monday's bureaucracy paved the way for Friday's exuberance, so this author is sitting here with a renewed sense of enthusiasm...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 51

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 51

Boom clap

The weather's awful, the Christmas break is over, and you're utterly broke after the holidays – Happy New Year, everyone! At least you've got that ever expanding backlog to keep you occupied through the dreary early weeks of January, and with the weekend now upon us, we want to know what you'll be playing over the coming days. You should...

Talking Point: Which PS4 Games Are You Most Looking Forward to in 2015?

Which PS4 Games Are You Most Looking Forward to in 2015?

Thinking ahead

We love navel gazing as much as the next person here at Push Square Towers, which is why we've compiled seven features on our favourite 2014 PlayStation forays. However, in an industry that's constantly moving forwards, it's hard not to look ahead as well. That's why we've pulled our team together one last time to discuss our most...

Talking Point: Post Pictures of Your PlayStation Pressies

Post Pictures of Your PlayStation Pressies

"OMG! It's a PlayStation 4"

Christmas is a time of sharing, seasonal goodwill, and – let's be honest – plenty of presents. As you read this, we're guessing that there's a carpet of discarded wrapping paper beneath your feet, and an infectious grin plastered upon your face. The question is: which gift prompted your Nintendo 64 moment this year,...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 50

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 50

The weekend before Christmas

Just because it’s almost Christmas, we’re not pulling the plug on WAYP. This is your last vanilla edition, before we run a seasonal special sometime next week. We’re finalising Game of the Year here behind the scenes, so there may not be too much time for actual playing – but hey, if you can’t put your feet up...