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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 47

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 47

Age of dragons

Well now, there are no shortage of new titles to talk about this weekend, are there? While we still can’t seem to convince associate editor Robert Ramsey to participate in one of these – he’s been playing Dragon Age: Inquisition as if it’s going out of fashion for days now – there’s plenty of variety from the rest of the...

Store Preview: Akiba's Trip PS4, Guilty Gear Demo, Geometry Wars 3

Akiba's Trip PS4, Guilty Gear Demo, Geometry Wars 3

Round up, round up

And in the blink of an eye, that’s the last of the big new releases until The Crew next month. Don’t think that the PlayStation Store’s going to become a barren wasteland in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, though, as Sony is keeping it well supplied with a couple of smaller releases – like the PlayStation 4 version of...

Weirdness: Ooh Matron! This PS4 Remote Play Ad Is All a Bit Saucy

Ooh Matron! This PS4 Remote Play Ad Is All a Bit Saucy

Carry on playing

Don’t take your temperature after watching this bizarre Belgian commercial for the PlayStation 4 and Vita, as there may be some inaccuracies in the results that you record. It would appear that Sony hasn't forgotten about its portable platform in Europe – and is quite literally, ahem, bringing out the big guns to help sell the...

Feature: 15 Awesome PS4, Vita Indie Games That We Haven't Had Time to Tell You About Yet

15 Awesome PS4, Vita Indie Games That We Haven't Had Time to Tell You About Yet

Catch up

Not every indie game is amazing, but we very much appreciate the existence of the space. While this week has proven that blockbuster titles are not going anywhere – Grand Theft Auto V! Far Cry 4! LittleBigPlanet 3! Dragon Age: Inquisition! – we like to think of the smaller content as the palette cleansers that prepare you for your...

News: Killzone: Shadow Fall Fights for Free in Japan's December PlayStation Plus Update

Killzone: Shadow Fall Fights for Free in Japan's December PlayStation Plus Update

Vekta-ory

PlayStation Plus’ selection of "free" software has been underfire for a little while now, with subscribers dissatisfied with the roster of indie games making up each month’s PlayStation 4 lineup. However, the platform holder has already stressed that this will change starting in December, with superhero brawler Injustice: Gods Among...

News: Meet the Man Who Makes PlayStation's Amazing Press Kits

Meet the Man Who Makes PlayStation's Amazing Press Kits

Box art

Talking about press kits in a post-Doritosgate era is perhaps a little awkward, but the work of Tim Smith deserves to be appreciated. The Welsh graphic designer and illustrator is behind some of SCEE’s best pre-release packages, which are typically sent to journalists alongside review code prior to a particular PlayStation title’s...

News: Sony Looking into PaRappa the Rapper Release on PSN

Sony Looking into PaRappa the Rapper Release on PSN

You gotta believe

Vib Ribbon’s recent release on the PlayStation Network has proven that new SCEA boss Shawn Layden has his heart in the right place. While he may not yet have a commanding stage presence like his predecessor Jack Tretton, the suit certainly knows PlayStation through and through, having previously worked with the firm in both...

Store Update: 19th November 2014 (Europe)

19th November 2014 (Europe)

Super love

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the European PlayStation Store update, which is absolutely bursting with big games. Among the highlights this week are Grand Theft Auto V, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and, er, Rugby 15. Oh alright, maybe not the last one, then – but you get the overarching idea. PlayStation 4: Dragon Age:...

News: PlayStation Experience Is Perfectly Timed for Developers to Have Something New to Show

PlayStation Experience Is Perfectly Timed for Developers to Have Something New to Show

Choo choo

We’re still not quite sure what to expect from Sony’s forthcoming PlayStation Experience fan event. While we initially warned you to temper your expectations for big announcements, all of the chatter leading up to the convention has suggested that you may want to keep your eyes and ears open for some sizeable reveals during the show...

Review: Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (PlayStation Network)

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (PlayStation Network)

Military mishap

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops combines the best features and missions from its mobile counterparts, packaging the popular smartphone series’ first two titles together for PlayStation platforms. Does this port march onto Sony’s systems with success, though – or is it an overpriced clone doing the console rounds? The game definitely...

Out This Week: Grand Theft Auto V PS4, LittleBigPlanet 3, Far Cry 4, Dragon Age, WWE 2K15

Grand Theft Auto V PS4, LittleBigPlanet 3, Far Cry 4, Dragon Age, WWE 2K15

Oh em gee

Hold onto your hats and wallets everyone, because this is the week that you’ve been waiting for. It’s been a disappointing year in general for gaming, but the penultimate Tuesday before Thanksgiving may yet redeem everything. Vying for your attention from tomorrow in North America are a handful of teensy titles, including Grand Theft...

News: UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed Unity Sails Past Black Flag's Launch Sales

UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed Unity Sails Past Black Flag's Launch Sales

Advanced Warfare still on top

There’s a great game in Assassin’s Creed Unity, but it’s obfuscated by bad bugs and glitches. To be fair, Ubisoft is working hard to fix things, and that’s already resulted in one major PlayStation 4 patch. However, upper-management won’t be too worried about the backlash to the game, as it’s outsold the...

News: Ever Wanted to Know Why You Can't Change Your PSN Name?

Ever Wanted to Know Why You Can't Change Your PSN Name?

Shawn Layden to the rescue

The inability of PlayStation Network users to change their online names is undoubtedly one of the most philosophically important dilemmas of the modern age. It feels like a strange and slightly archaic policy, whichever way you slice it. Thankfully, in a recent interview, SCEA president Shawn 'E3 Yawn' Layden explained...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 46

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 46

Everybody loves good Neighbours

We’re in the eye of the storm. Next week marks the release of the last few big holiday titles, and then it’s back to relative silence until the New Year. As such, this is another condensed issue of WAYP from our staff’s point of view – but we bet that you’ve got lots to talk about in the comments section...

Review: Tales of Hearts R (PlayStation Vita)

Tales of Hearts R (PlayStation Vita)

Pacemaker

Tales of Hearts R is an enhanced version of the popular Tales of Hearts on the Nintendo DS. Originally only released in Japan, this title represents the 11th entry in Bandai Namco’s long-running role-playing series – but does it live up to the property’s esteemed standards, and is it the type of title that famished PlayStation Vita...