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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 131

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 131

Gold standard

The last weekend of Olympic action awaits, and we're warming ourselves up for a weekend spent… Scoffing snacks and watching others exert themselves on the television. Of course, we'll be squeezing in a whole lot of gaming in between the various scheduled finals. Here's what we're playing. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've got an absolute...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 130

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 130

Ready, set, go

The athletics is finally underway at Rio 2016, and despite an unoccupied stadium, we're really looking forward to seeing some medals being won on the track. Sticking with the sport, the Premier League season also gets underway this weekend. Not an enormous amount of time for video games, then – but here's what we're playing all the...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 129

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 129

The greatest show on Earth

The Olympics are now officially underway, which means it's time to learn about nations that you never knew existed and watch sports that would never get primetime coverage under normal circumstances. You either love it or you hate it, but there's no denying that there's something special about the globe getting together...

Talking Point: Should Sony Ditch PS3, Vita Support for PlayStation Plus?

Should Sony Ditch PS3, Vita Support for PlayStation Plus?

Moving on

Like it or not, the PlayStation 3 and Vita are nearing the end of their lives. That's not to say that either system is irrelevant – this author's been playing the addictive Steamworld Heist on the latter lately – but they're not in their heyday anymore. Sony knows this: it's ceased talking about the PS3 almost entirely, and while it...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 128

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 128

And relax

The one problem with WAYP is that it comes around too quickly. Your humble host took a glance at the calendar this morning and realised that it's already almost August – we'll be going Christmas shopping in the blink of an eye. Anyway, you know the drill – here's what we're playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've signed up...

Talking Point: What PS4 Firmware Update 4.0 Features Do You Want?

What PS4 Firmware Update 4.0 Features Do You Want?

Folders? PSone Classics? External HDD support?

Sony sprung the smallest slither of PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.00 news this week, confirming that a beta for the big update will commence next month – but stopping short of announcing any features. It's been quite a while since we last got a major system software refresh for the Japanese...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 127

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 127

Feelin' hot, hot, hot

As scorching temperatures here in the UK continue to melt away our productivity, we're not sure that we can even be arsed playing games this weekend. That said, those of you from more tropical climes may be better equipped to cope with the apocalyptic temperatures, so do let us know what you're playing in the comments section...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 126

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 126

Time out

With the Great Weekend of Sport over, it's time for the Great Weekend of Gaming – at least that's what we're dubbing it here at Push Square Towers. There may not be many major titles deploying at the moment, but there are some decent offers on the PlayStation Store – and we've all got backlogs to bust. Here's what we're playing. Kell...

Talking Point: Is Sony Scared of Xbox's Scorpio?

Is Sony Scared of Xbox's Scorpio?

Neo way

Microsoft jumped feet first into the iterative hardware space at E3 2016, announcing Project Scorpio for… Well, the end of 2017! Sony, on the other hand, opted to keep the PlayStation 4K closer to its chest, confirming that it is working on an upgraded console, but refusing to share specifics until the platform is officially announced...

Talking Point: Is It Time for PSone Classics on PS4?

Is It Time for PSone Classics on PS4?

Old-school

This week saw the release of two PlayStation 2 titles on the PlayStation 4: The Warriors and Metal Slug Anthology. The two articles that we wrote confirming these releases went on to become among the most viewed on the website over the past seven days, proving that there's pent-up demand for these retro re-releases. But isn't it time...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 123

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 123

Backlog busters

You can always tell it's summer, not because the sun is shining outside, but because WAYP is filled with people playing old games. That's certainly the case this time, as the people of Push Square Towers casually go about busting their backlogs. Alex Stinton, Reviewer: There's something to be said for returning to a game well after...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 122

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 122

Celebrate good times

E3 2016 is over, which means that it's time to stop thinking about games on the horizon, and start playing the ones in your backlog. With the summer drought slowly starting to take hold, there's plenty of variety among our team's responses this week – and we expect a similar story in the comments section below. Ben Tarrant,...

Talking Point: Did Sony PlayStation's E3 2016 Press Conference Deliver?

Did Sony PlayStation's E3 2016 Press Conference Deliver?

Livin' on hype

And with Days Gone, the E3 2016 press conferences have concluded. For many of you reading this website, Sony's show will have been your most anticipated – but did it deliver? Last year, the platform holder served up arguably the greatest showcase of all time, and it attempted to match that with God of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn,...