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Push Scare: Share Your Most Harrowing PlayStation Tales for Hallowe'en

Share Your Most Harrowing PlayStation Tales for Hallowe'en

Fear factor

The day that dentists around the globe detest has finally arrived, and you’re invited to a place around the Push Square campfire to celebrate Hallowe’en. Over the past five days, we’ve been posting about some of our favourite horror games, and we’ve covered a broad spectrum, spanning known quantities like Resident Evil and...

Talking Point: How Does Sony Solve a Problem Like Xbox One Price Cuts?

How Does Sony Solve a Problem Like Xbox One Price Cuts?

Pricing predicament

Microsoft resembles a certain other green giant right now: you wouldn’t like it when it’s angry. While the Xbox One has been doing reasonably well over the past year, it’s been outpaced heavily by the PlayStation 4 around the globe – and that’s put the American company on the back foot. It’s not immensely surprising...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

The fault in our stars

Regardless of whether you’ve had a good week or a bad week, it’s time to forget your worries, and get stuck in with some good old fashioned gaming. As has become more regular than a Mario Balotelli blunder, we’re back with another edition of What Are You Playing in order to kickstart your two days away from work. As...

Talking Point: Do You Ever Stump Up for Season Passes?

Do You Ever Stump Up for Season Passes?

Chump change

The so-called Season Pass has become the latest way for publishers to extract even more money from cash strapped gamers. What started life as L.A. Noire’s largely innocuous Rockstar Pass – a pre-purchase for several additional cases in the sandbox detective game – has, much like the Online Pass that preceded it, evolved into an...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 43

Sweet talker

Like a particularly aggressive salesman, WAYP refuses to get out of your face. It only feels like a few days ago that this editor was compiling Issue 42, but already Issue 43 is here – we’ll be penning the Christmas special soon. Until then, it’s business as usual: we’ll tell you everything that we’re playing, and then open...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 42

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 42

Chirp, chirp

The songbirds will keep on singing, and we’ll keep on playing video games. With the thrust of the holiday season now in full swing, there’s no shortage of titles to choose from – as is evidenced by the variety outlined by our team of writers below. Of course, with reviews to write and news to report on, there’s no real time to...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 41

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 41

Neon pie

We’re teetering on the precipice of gameageddon. Our super secret review document is filled with titles, reviewers have been assigned, and Push Square Towers is awash with complaints regarding the length of certain releases. Anybody would think that we’d entered the third circle of Hell or something. Still, with such animation behind...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 40

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 40

Pad it out

I don’t care if Monday’s blue, Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday, too; Thursday, I don’t care about you – it’s Saturday, I’m in love. Alright, we lazily adapted the lyrics, but you get the idea, right? Unlike ordinary editions of What Are You Playing, this has been organised extremely early, because much of the Push Square team...

Talking Point: Would You Play Destiny in Third-Person?

Would You Play Destiny in Third-Person?

Out-of-body experience

There's absolutely no doubt that Destiny is an incredibly smooth and polished first-person shooter: its controls are silky, its aiming is snappy and fast, and its gunplay in general is immensely satisfying. But what if the game adopted a third person viewpoint? What if you could see your Guardian at all times, essentially...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 39

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 39

The week before EGXmas

That’s another week out of the way, which means that we’ll be writing the next edition of What Are You Playing from the showfloor at EGX London. Those of you in the UK will spot us eyeing up any PlayStation titles with shirts proudly emblazoned with the Push Square logo, so do stop us and say hello if you’re heading to...

Talking Point: Is Japan Finally Back in the Game?

Is Japan Finally Back in the Game?

Land of the rising fun

Every year, the Tokyo Game Show causes something of a dilemma at Push Square Towers. As the last high profile game convention in our calendar, we’re obliged to cover it, of course – but it’s always a difficult thing to prepare for. Regional issues make it challenging for us to, for example, put together predictions...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 38

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 38

A date with Destiny

You’re witnessing Push Square history here. For the first time ever, every single staff writer but one will be playing the same game – way to send this editor’s obsessive compulsive disorder into disarray, Jamie. And what is that game, we hear you ask? Here’s a clue: it’s got really bored talking cubes in it. Sammy...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 37

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 37

It's coming from the moon

Do you hear that in the distance? We're not exactly sure what it is, but it's probably either the sound of millions rejoicing as Destiny finally enters the Earth's atmosphere, or the sound of the PlayStation Network crumbling like the soggiest biscuit that you can possibly imagine. Either way, next week's going to be a big...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 36

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 36

All night long

Ah, the weekend – that quiet period where real work is cancelled in favour of household chores. Assuming that you get a break from doing the cooking, cleaning, and fixing that wonky shelf in your bathroom, then you’ll probably be investing it in front of your favourite PlayStation format. Here’s what we’re going to be up to...

Talking Point: Is Indie Becoming a Defunct, Dirty Word?

Is Indie Becoming a Defunct, Dirty Word?

Term worm

Indie is the video game equivalent of Marmite: a sector of the medium so divisive that it’s simultaneously culpable of both dismay and delight. The very website that you’re reading is evidence of that, but we’re not alone: scuffles and skirmishes more heated than the format wars themselves can be attributed to the increasingly...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 35

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 35

Shake off the work week blues

The problem with running WAYP on a weekly basis is that your humble host is invariably going to forget to put together the article from time to time – as this issue evidences. Your editor needed a firm reminder from news reporter Nicola Hayden, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this in the first place. To be fair,...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 34

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 34

Let's try something new

You wanted it, so we’re doing it: WAYPTW will now be published on a weekly basis. In order to make this work, we’re not changing the format, but we’re going to keep the actual article portion more condensed than ever before. This is simply to help us to turn these pieces around much quicker. Otherwise, it’s the same...

Talking Point: What Are Your Hopes and Fears for PS4 and Vita at Gamescom 2014?

What Are Your Hopes and Fears for PS4 and Vita at Gamescom 2014?

Panic presentations

Every convention comes with a combination of excitement and trepidation. Sony’s always had a decent presence at Gamescom, so we’re expecting nothing less this year – but with the event being livestreamed all around the world, there’s always the worry that it could drop a Powers-esque press conference clanger and let...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 33

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 33

Quick and dirty

Gamescom 2014 is right around the corner, which means that the Push Square team is enjoying one last weekend of freedom before the madness begins. And what better way to unwind than with a spot of gaming respite? As is now tradition, we’ve rounded up a handful of staff writers in order to outline what’s going to be keeping us...