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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...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 116

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 116

Overwatch and out

A bit of inside baseball: your humble host is horrible at organising WAYP every week. Despite the feature being in its 116th instalment, you could probably count on one hand the number of times this editor has contacted his team on time in order to solicit entries for the article. This time it's finally come to bite this shamed...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 115

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 115

Rain haven

The April showers are particularly unpredictable at Push Square Towers right now, which means that we have an excellent excuse not to brave the outdoors – after all, no one likes getting wet if they can help it. Fortunately, we have a solution: stay indoors and play video games until Monday prematurely arrives. Bonza! Sammy Barker,...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 114

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 114

Dearly beloved

Work is well and truly over, which means that it's all video games all the time for the next two days. Well, not quite, as this author still has a handful of chores to complete – but we're not going to let that dampen the mood. In honour of the late, great Prince – it's time to party like it's 1999. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 113

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 113

Play time

It's the weekend. We're gonna play games like it's the weekend. We're gonna beat games like it's the weekend. And there may be a Platinum or two earned for good measure. Y'all know the drill by now, valued readers – here's what we're playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I had a dreadfully tough time with the first ten or so...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 112

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 112

Backlog busting

'Tis the week before Dark Souls III, so all round Push Square, there is much anticipation – and a little despair. Seriously, though, there's more variety in this week's WAYP than any previous editions. We have a sneaking suspicion that that won't be the case next time, so make the most of it. Sammy Barker, Editor: I blame Robert...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 111

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 111

A mess

It's the weekend already? The Easter break has seriously confused our working week, with Saturday seemingly arriving 24 hours earlier than it should. We're not ones to complain, though, as we'll be packing our premature time off with tons of PlayStation 4 games. Below, you'll find what we're playing – but don't forget to share your plans in...

Talking Point: Would You Buy an Upgraded PS4K?

Would You Buy an Upgraded PS4K?

4King hell

A wise man once said: there are no upgraded console rumours without PlayStation 4K – or something like that. The fact of the matter is that we've heard too much about Sony's hypothetical hardware half-step for it to not resemble some semblance of truth at this point; the question is whether the Japanese giant will actually decide to...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Easter Edition 4

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Easter Edition 4

Quit poaching our egg-cellent puns

Pass the Mini Eggs, because the Easter weekend is hare-ly underway – and we've still plenty of yolks left. Look, we know that you've probably had un oeuf of our Easter puns, but don't be a rotten egg and make us stop. Sunny side thinkin' – that's the spirit! Sammy Barker, Editor: You're not going to believe...