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Talking Point: Should Sony Build an Elite DualShock 4 Controller for PS4?

Should Sony Build an Elite DualShock 4 Controller for PS4?

A more joyful joystick

The announcement of the Xbox One Elite controller at E3 2015 was met with furrowed brows here at Push Square Towers. It wasn't that we thought the controller looked bad – far from it – but we felt that peripherals are already outrageously priced on both new-gen consoles, so who would ever stump up $149.99 for a single...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 92

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 92

Back to black

We're right in the thick of the busy Christmas releases period now, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III no doubt consuming plenty of attention this weekend – and Fallout 4 now mere days away. As always, we've invited a gaggle of enthusiastic staffers to share their weekend gaming plans – but we want to know what you're up to, too...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 91

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 91

Trick or treat

Boo! We love it when a public holiday happens to coincide with WAYP – even if Hallowe'en isn't technically, y'know, a public holiday. Oh, whatever – 31st October offers the perfect opportunity to settle down with some spooky games. But what will be raising your pulse rate? Freak us out in the comments section below. Sammy Barker,...

Talking Point: Did Sony's Big Paris Games Week Presser Impress You?

Did Sony's Big Paris Games Week Presser Impress You?

From France with love

The curtain has just closed on Sony's hotly anticipated Paris Games Week press conference, where we got a glimpse at Housemarque's next project, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Uncharted 4's multiplayer. The highlight was definitely Gran Turismo Sport – but Detroit and WiLD are worth mentioning as well. The question is: what did you...

Talking Point: Is the PlayStation 2 the Greatest Games Console of All Time?

Is the PlayStation 2 the Greatest Games Console of All Time?

Live in your world, play in ours

Republished on Monday, 26th October 2015: We're bringing this feature back from the archives to celebrate the PS2's big 15th Anniversary in North America today. The original text follows. Originally published on Saturday, 29th December 2012: It was evident from the moment that the PlayStation 2 first arrived on...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 90

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 90

Chatter boxes

Wow, are we really up to Issue 90 already? It only feels like yesterday that we quietly robbed this feature idea from our friends over at Nintendo Life, and it's gone from strength to strength since then. A stat: since Issue One was published on 2nd March 2013 there have been over 4,500 comments on these articles – that's comparable...

Talking Point: Does EA Access Really Represent Poor Value for PS4 Players?

Does EA Access Really Represent Poor Value for PS4 Players?

Vault the fence

It's been over a year now since Sony deemed EA Access poor value for PlayStation 4 players. The subscription-based service – which allows Xbox One owners to pay £3.99/$4.99 a month for, er, access to an ever expanding library of EA published games – was originally pitched to the PlayStation maker and Microsoft, but only the...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 89

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 89

Installing... 99%

Okay, we know that we're a little bit late with this week's edition of WAYP – but your humble host has reserved this weekend to finish setting up his new computer. Fortunately, the task has now been completed, which means that normal service can resume. It's time to talk about all of the games that we'll be playing this weekend,...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 88

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 88

Time to move on

It's a weekend of change here at Push Square Towers, as your humble host goes through the arduous but exciting process of upgrading from a computer that's been in use since 2006. This PC was not only used to design the very first iteration of this website – the files are still on it – but has watched it rise from hobbyist blog to...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 87

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 87

Take your pick

It's surely not the weekend again? The weeks seem to fly by of late – but perhaps that's because we're having so much fun. There have been tons of new releases recently, keeping our team appropriately busy. Here's everything that we're playing right now, but do chip in with your own selections in the comments section below. Robert...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 86

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 86

In a hurry

Type Sammy, type! It's the eve of EGX 2015, so we're putting together WAYP abnormally early this time. Of course, you won't know that because you'll be reading this increasingly unnecessary pre-amble on Saturday. Here's everything that the team are planning to play this weekend. Alex Stinton, Reviewer: This weekend, I'll be descending...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 85

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 85

From Tokyo with love

And breathe again. Push Square Towers has been a hive of activity this week, with TGS 2015 in full swing. But while we've been enjoying bringing you all of the big news from Tokyo, we are looking forward to a breather this weekend – and a video game or two. As has become a tradition in these parts, here's what we're playing...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 84

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 84

Raiding party

What? The end of another week already? We're rapidly approaching the last few months of 2015 now, so we can see these articles getting bigger and bigger as we get closer and closer to the holiday rush. Indeed, now's the time to try and get your backlog sorted out before the blockbuster releases start pouring in - but we're not exactly...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 83

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 83

Ahead of schedule

The sun has set on another week, but there's one major difference this time: we've actually got WAYP ready relatively early this time. In fact, this level of organisation is practically unheard of here at Push Square Towers, as responses from staff members were solicited yesterday – and the entire article's been completed long...

Talking Point: What Is a Video Game?

What Is a Video Game?

The million dollar question

Video game. Noun. A game played by electronically manipulating images produced by a computer program on a monitor or other display. Video games are more diverse than they've ever been. As the market matures, we're starting to see new ideas introduced that challenge the very rules upon which the industry has been...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 82

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 82

Supersize us

Summer appears to be coming to a close, but in celebration of National Burger Day recently, we hope that there's one last BBQ on the agenda for you all. We can't think of a better way to spend the weekend than with a DualShock 4 in one hand and a hot dog in the other – who cares whether it's cloudy or not? Sammy Barker, Editor: For...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 81

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 81

Talk it out

It's just dawned on everyone at Push Square Towers that we've somehow produced 81 issues of WAYP. For starters, it's amazing that we haven't missed an edition yet – but even more incredible is that this remains one of the more popular features on the site. Who'd have thought that something so simple would be so successful? Sammy...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 80

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 80

And relax

The sun has set on another not-so glorious summer week, in which the weather has been temperamental and the gaming news sporadic. Still, at least we have a new issue of WAYP to pad out our features section, eh? Here's what the team – with a few new faces – will be playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm having a fantastic...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 79

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 79

Inner smile

The Premier League season is back underway, so that means that this author will be spending the next ten or so months composing WAYP with half an eye on the BBC text updates. Of course, this article isn't about football, but the PlayStation games that will be keeping you company all weekend. Here's what our team are up to. Sammy Barker,...