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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 113

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 113

Play time

It's the weekend. We're gonna play games like it's the weekend. We're gonna beat games like it's the weekend. And there may be a Platinum or two earned for good measure. Y'all know the drill by now, valued readers – here's what we're playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I had a dreadfully tough time with the first ten or so...

News: Vita RPG Ray Gigant Sends Teens to Fight World-Ending Monsters in May

Vita RPG Ray Gigant Sends Teens to Fight World-Ending Monsters in May

Those crazy kids

If Japanese role-playing games have taught us anything, it's that when the world's under siege from unstoppable Gods of destruction, mankind's best bet is to send in a bunch of teenagers to do the dirty work - and that's exactly what upcoming Vita dungeon crawler Ray Gigant is all about. Sporting a pretty neat art style and a...

News: March 2016 NPD: Sony Scores Hat-Trick as The Division Propels PS4 to Third Win of the Year

March 2016 NPD: Sony Scores Hat-Trick as The Division Propels PS4 to Third Win of the Year

"Thank you to our fans"

Sony won its third NPD report of the year, as the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States for the month of March. Despite this, hardware sales actually declined by 19 per cent year-over-year, due to the lower prices of consoles across the board. Fortunately, an 8 per cent increase in software revenue...

News: Is This the Beginning of the End for the PlayStation Vita?

Is This the Beginning of the End for the PlayStation Vita?

Sony starting to cease shipments, it seems

It seems like, over four years since its original launch, the PlayStation Vita is nearing the end of its run. Reports are swirling that Sony has ceased shipping the system to the Netherlands, with major retailer Bol.com currently having only two units left in stock. And now a retail source has told NDTV...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Far Cry Primal Features in Tame Week

Japanese Sales Charts: Far Cry Primal Features in Tame Week

Not so wild

Yes! Your humble host has managed to wrestle this week's Japanese sales charts from associate editor Robert Ramsey's iron clasp for the first time in years; unfortunately, it's a rubbish one. Far Cry Primal was the highest charting new game for the week ending 10th April, moving 25,302 units on the PlayStation 4. The other big story is...

Store Update: 12th April 2016 (North America)

12th April 2016 (North America)

What a time to be alive

This may not be the biggest North American PlayStation Store update ever, but quality trumps quantity every single time. And what a line-up it is: Dark Souls III, Ratchet & Clank, and Stories: Path of Destinies are all up for grabs. Samurai Warriors 4: Empires is also apparently out now, which seems to be the case every...

News: Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Clamps Down on PS4, Vita This September

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Clamps Down on PS4, Vita This September

Mandatory, repeat, mandatory

Announced for a Western release earlier in the year, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness now has a confirmed launch date on PlayStation 4 and Vita. The visual novel title, which features player choice and multiple endings, takes place during the first season of the critically acclaimed anime, which first aired in Japan in...

Store Update: 12th April 2016 (Europe)

12th April 2016 (Europe)

Knight time

A short but sweet European PlayStation Store update this week, with Dark Souls III leading the charge. Ratchet & Clank is listed as a 15th April release, but as far as we understand it, this only applies to France, unfortunately. Other highlights this time include the DOOM open beta and Stories: The Path of Destinies. PS4 Games:...

News: Guacamelee Dev's Severed Cuts Vita to the Quick This Month

Guacamelee Dev's Severed Cuts Vita to the Quick This Month

Slash-tastic

Surprise! Severed, one of our most anticipated PlayStation Vita exclusives, will launch on 26th April, with a 10 per cent discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Talented dev Drinkbox Studios is yet to set a final price, but it expects it to be in the region of $14.99/£11.99, so it won't be breaking the bank. In other words: if...

Review: Stranger of Sword City (PS Vita)

Stranger of Sword City (PS Vita)

Outsider art

Stranger of Sword City does a great job of living up to its name. Trapped in a weird, rather haunting fantasy world, you're constantly made to feel like an outsider – someone that's stumbled into a series of events that they can't quite comprehend. This is a dungeon crawler with an atmospheric edge, and although it doesn't do a great...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 112

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 112

Backlog busting

'Tis the week before Dark Souls III, so all round Push Square, there is much anticipation – and a little despair. Seriously, though, there's more variety in this week's WAYP than any previous editions. We have a sneaking suspicion that that won't be the case next time, so make the most of it. Sammy Barker, Editor: I blame Robert...

News: Lengthy Dragon Quest Heroes II Trailer Is Stuffed with PS4 Gameplay

Lengthy Dragon Quest Heroes II Trailer Is Stuffed with PS4 Gameplay

A heroic effort

Dragon Quest Heroes II is due out next month in Japan, so Square Enix is understandably starting to push the action role-playing game. The publisher's released a brand new eight-minute trailer that shows off a ton of PlayStation 4 gameplay, and even details many of the title's refreshed systems and additions. Perhaps the biggest...

News: Attack on Titan Spreads Its Wings of Freedom on PS4, PS3, Vita This August

Attack on Titan Spreads Its Wings of Freedom on PS4, PS3, Vita This August

Face off

Bloody typical! Of all the days for Koei Tecmo to date the fourth (?) Omega Force title of the year, it had to pick one when Robert Ramsey is out of the bleedin' office. No matter, your humble host will wear his weeb hat and soldier on all the same: Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom will release on 26th August in Europe and 30th August in...

First Impressions: Flapping Through the First Hours of Rocketbirds 2 for PS4, Vita

Flapping Through the First Hours of Rocketbirds 2 for PS4, Vita

Cluck, cluck, goose

Rocketbirds 2: Evolution is set to release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on 26th April, and we've received the chance to test out what the game has to offer so far. Playing through the game's first chapter and a bit of Rescue Mission mode, here are our initial impressions. Taking place after the events of its predecessor,...

News: First Screenshots of Dynasty Warriors' PS4 Strategy RPG March into View

First Screenshots of Dynasty Warriors' PS4 Strategy RPG March into View

Tactical advantage

Revealed earlier this week, Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden is developer Omega Force's first jab at crafting a strategy role-playing game. We remarked that a trailer wouldn't be far off, and while we sadly haven't got our hands on any gameplay, Famitsu's posted a bunch of screenshots that give us our first look at the release...