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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 74

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 74

It's too hot for this

Here in the UK, we're currently still enduring a rather sweaty heatwave. Now before you start, yes, we realise that other, generally more sunny countries deal with heat like this on a regular basis, but we Brits just aren't used to it, as evidenced by everyone walking around in public without their shirts on - the dirty...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 73

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 73

SW19

It's been a much tamer week here at Push Square Towers after the intensity of E3 2015. For starters, Robert Ramsey's taken some well deserved days off, which means that we haven't had to hear about the latest Samurai Warriors every six or so minutes. Moreover, there's been a real dearth of big news following last week's tidal wave. Let's hope...

Talking Point: Was Square Enix's E3 2015 Press Conference a Success?

Was Square Enix's E3 2015 Press Conference a Success?

Keyblade kings

Square Enix's E3 2015 press conference was a slightly more humble affair compared to the bombast of yesterday's pressers, but the publisher still managed to pack it with a diverse selection of games. The new Nier title announced for the PlayStation 4 was probably the biggest highlight, but the sumptuous new Kingdom Hearts III...

Talking Point: Did Sony's Big E3 2015 Press Conference Deliver?

Did Sony's Big E3 2015 Press Conference Deliver?

The big one

The doors of the LA Convention Centre haven't even opened yet, but E3 2015 has already been crazy. Sony has just rounded out a blockbuster day of media briefings, where the likes of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Project Morpheus featured prominently. Arguably the biggest announcement, though, was Shenmue III. And Final Fantasy VII...

Talking Point: Did Ubisoft's E3 2015 Press Conference Restore Your Faith?

Did Ubisoft's E3 2015 Press Conference Restore Your Faith?

Softly, now

Another Ubisoft E3 press conference has come and gone, but what did you make of it? The French publisher showcased, as expected, the likes of Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Tom Clancy's The Division, but it also threw surprise For Honor and Ghost Recon: Wildlands reveals into the mix. As always, we want to hear what you thought. Are...

Talking Point: Was EA's E3 2015 Press Conference Up Your Alley?

Was EA's E3 2015 Press Conference Up Your Alley?

Electronic arts

EA's been a bit disappointing in the E3 press conference department of late, but it attempted to up its game today. While it had its usual roster of sports games on display, we were most impressed by the likes of Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Need for Speed. The highlight, however, had to be Star Wars: Battlefront, which looks...

Talking Point: Did Bethesda's E3 2015 Press Conference Blow You Away?

Did Bethesda's E3 2015 Press Conference Blow You Away?

First time plucky

And we're off. Unless you're a big Nintendo fan – we've heard that there are one or two of you out there – then Bethesda's big E3 2015 press conference may have just marked the start of your show. The company took to the stage tonight to host its first ever Los Angeles-based media briefing, where it showcased a handful of...

Talking Point: What Are Your Hopes and Fears for PS4, Vita at E3 2015?

What Are Your Hopes and Fears for PS4, Vita at E3 2015?

Last minute nerves

Reminder: E3 2015 is upon us. If the special homepage wasn't already a good enough giveaway – nifty, eh? – then this editor's apocalyptic stress levels are a sure sign. As gaming fans, the reason that we all love the Los Angeles convention is because it allows us to dream and despair. There are the highs, like Jack Tretton...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - E3 2015 Edition

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - E3 2015 Edition

All aboard the hype train

There's not an enormous amount of time for games at Push Square Towers right now, as E3 2015 preparations take centre stage. Still, with the first conference not set to kick off until late Sunday, there's plenty of time to kill. So, in customary weekend fashion, we want to know what you're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor:...

Talking Point: How Can Sony Sell You on Project Morpheus at E3 2015?

How Can Sony Sell You on Project Morpheus at E3 2015?

Making virtual reality a reality

Assuming that Project Morpheus isn't delayed, it'll be on store shelves by the time that E3 2016 rolls around. This means that Sony will presumably want to start shaping the promising PlayStation 4 peripheral into a real consumer product in Los Angeles next week, and that means that it's probably going to feature...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 71

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 71

Choo! Choo!

All aboard, all aboard – the WAYP train is about to leave the station. We've a carriage full of Push Square staffers all gagging to share their weekend gaming plans – and we've brought a few new faces along for the ride. Of course, this isn't a one-way trip – don't forget to drop your gaming agenda in the comments section below...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 69

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 69

Cry us a Rivia

It's the end of another lively week here at Push Square Towers, which means that it's time for your regular dose of WAYP. We've been beating The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt drum pretty hard here of late, but we've got a sneaking suspicion that you'll be doing something similar in the comments section. Prove us right below. Sammy Barker,...

Talking Point: What Freebies Would You Like in June's PlayStation Plus Update?

What Freebies Would You Like in June's PlayStation Plus Update?

Take your pick

If all goes to plan, June's big PlayStation Plus update should be announced at some point next week. Indeed, the content will likely roll out on 2nd June in North America and 3rd June in Europe, so we'd expect Sony to outline the offering on this coming Wednesday or Thursday – although it has left things until the last minute in...

Talking Point: Are You Enjoying The Witcher 3 on PS4 as Much as We Are?

Are You Enjoying The Witcher 3 on PS4 as Much as We Are?

Witch will it be

We reckon that reviews are important here at Push Square – we enjoy writing them, and it's even better if they're informative enough to help you to decide whether or not you want to splash your cash on a particular game. However, as with anything, we can't guarantee that you'll enjoy, or indeed hate, a release as much as we...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 68

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 68

Brilliance in brevity

A short but sweet edition of WAYP this week, as the bulk of the team's busy with various review assignments. Even though we're technically in the "lull" before E3, there's still tons of software deploying on the PlayStation 4 – partly due to those all-important indie titles that Sony has signed up. Will the smaller digital...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 67

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 67

Red faced

Whoops! This author totally forgot about WAYP this week, meaning that he was forced to send an embarrassed email to the rest of the team this morning, begging for submissions. Fortunately, a handful of scribes followed through, which means our weekend feature is still yet to miss a week. This is impressive form considering how forgetful...