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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,...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 78

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 78

Bring on the Bratwurst

It's the calm before the storm otherwise known as Gamescom 2015, although Sony's press conference absence has left us pondering just how busy we're going to be over the coming days. With the likes of Mafia III and Horizon: Zero Dawn all lined up, though, we're sure that it's going to be a good one – even if it does feel like...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 77

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 77

Choo-choo

Nothing stops the WAYP train – even though this editor's forgetfulness threatens to derail things pretty much every week. Fortunately, we've managed to string up enough scribes to fuel this feature's steam engine right at the last minute, so our flawless record continues for yet another week. Choo-choo! Sammy Barker, Editor: It's the...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 76

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 76

Let's go round again

And just like that, it's the weekend. To be honest, your humble host is feeling a bit drained after the excitement – and subsequent late night – of the Shenmue III Kickstarter, so you'll find no witty comments within this drawn out pre-amble. Then again, we exhausted our selection of those about... Oh, two years ago, didn't...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 75

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 75

New balls, please

The weekend has finally arrived, which means that it's Wimbledon finals time. Of course, if you're not interested in scoffing strawberries while marvelling at Roger Federer's ability to make tennis balls bow to his every whim, then you'll probably be playing some PlayStation games. As such, let's get this latest edition of WAYP...

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...