Tag: Talking Point
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 478
We're pop stars
And just like that, the PS Showcase has come and gone, and the mood is sour. But have no fear for the release schedule is absolutely stacked with quality #Content, and there's really never been a better time to own a PS5. Khayl Adam: Planning a quiet, indoor weekend, and if all goes to plan to dive into Crusader Kings 3: Console...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 477
The calm before the storm
Wow, we're days away from the PS Showcase, so there's extra excitement this weekend. Sony may frustrate us with its cloak and daggers approach to the industry these days, but the upshot is that when it finally steps out of its shell, the bombshells are never far away. Aaron Bayne: Me and my mate will be trying to keep...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 476
Dry your eyes
Yes, we're a PlayStation website, but we don't live under a rock: it's safe to assume many of you will be playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It's particularly interesting how the industry seems to have grinded to a halt this week to allow the game to do its thing. From our perspective, let's hope things pick up next...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 475
This weekend sees the new King coronated here in the UK, a historic event that'll no doubt give the globe a weird and wonderful impression of what British life isn't like. We're not ones for pomp and ceremony, so we'll be shielding ourselves from the silliness with our PlayStations. Aaron Bayne: I’ll be digging into some more Star...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 474
Who's a Survivor?
The release calendar has really gone hard this year, and while May is looking a little quieter, it shows no signs of slowing in June. If you're not picking up Star Wars this week, then it may be a good opportunity to work on your backlog. Jamie O'Neill: Time Extension recently published a What's the Best Wonder Boy Game? readers'...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 473
As we near Issue 500 of WAYP, a recurring feature that's now been running over ten years, it's probably worth noting how grateful we are for your comments every week. Want to know what this author was playing in Issue 1? Lumines on PS Vita! Apparently, I wasn't as fond of it in 2013! Aaron Bayne: After FINALLY completing the Horizon...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 472
Well, here in the UK, Easter may have come and gone, but there's absolutely no sign of Spring. All the more reason to cosy up in doors with some video games, eh? As if you needed an excuse! Jamie O'Neill: I've been a fan of anything relating to Strider since the 1989 original — from the Mega Drive port, through to the PS1...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 471
Hoppy bunny day
Whether you celebrate Easter or not, we sincerely hope you're enjoying the brighter spring weather, and have stockpiled some chocolate for this long weekend. And while you're eating that chocolate, don't forget to cram in some video games. Here's what we're playing! Aaron Bayne: Along with a game for review, I’ll be chipping away...
Talking Point Would You Care About a PS5 Remote Play Handheld?
Another way to play
Sony is, reportedly, planning to release a new PlayStation handheld. But before you absolutely lose your mind over the potential of a PS Vita 2, know that this rumoured device is apparently dedicated to Remote Play. Yep, the codenamed 'Q Lite' is a specially built system that's designed to sync up with your PS5, letting you play...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 470
No April Fools here
Do you know what's a beautiful blessing? April Fool's Day on a Saturday! Usually, this is a time for trepidation among the Push Square Team, but we'll be kicking our feet up today, casually avoiding the usual pitfalls while we play some games. Aaron Bayne: With Burning Shores a few weeks away, I thought it was time I pushed on...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 469
What're yer playin'?
We’ve got a sneaking suspicion a number of you will be descending on a certain Spanish village this weekend, but heck, no worries if you’re not! There’s obviously plenty to play at the moment, so be sure to let us know what’s on your agenda. Aaron Bayne: I've got a sky high list of DIY tasks to be done this weekend,...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 468
Will the weather improve? As much as we like to shut out the world and embed ourselves in our favourite virtual worlds, it would be nice to see a bit of sunshine, wouldn't it? Hurry up, Spring! Aaron Bayne: I’ve been patiently waiting for this one, but it’s time to delve into the Diablo IV early access beta. I’m a newbie to the...
Talking Point Is 2024 Too Soon for PS5 Pro?
Pros and cons
The latest and greatest PlayStation rumour to do the rounds is based on a recent report by the reliable Insider Gaming. Said report claims that the oft-whispered PS5 Pro is in development, and could be targeting a potential 2024 release. It's a rumour that's already divided fan opinion — and even we find ourselves trying to weigh...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 467
Too much game
There's been snow this week in the UK, as this insufferable, never-ending winter lurches on. At least the release calendar continues to be hot, with many different games to choose from these days. Jamie O'Neill: I always liked the visual style of the outdoor Biomes in Dead Cells, so the Castle's Outskirts opening area for the Return...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 466
There are so many games releasing right now that WAYP is really fun every week. Practically everyone one on our team is playing different titles, and it's a similar story in the comments, too! Annette Magaña: It's been a while, I’ve been kind of busy creating a little YouTube channel, but March is packed and full of hype so back to the...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 465
Ishin you a wonderful weekend
Happy PSVR2 launch weekend, folks! If you managed to grab the new headset, then we sincerely hope you're having a great time with it. If not, well, there's still a ton of other games to play — including Like a Dragon: Ishin!. Aaron Bayne: The launch of the PSVR2 has ensured that I’ll be diving into all kinds of VR...
Talking Point State of Play Predictions February 2023 - What Do You Expect?
A strong start to Sony's 2023?
Sony's next State of Play airs tonight, and we're sat here trying to predict what might be shown. In truth, it's a hard one to nail down. While the Japanese giant has provided an outline of its plans (which we'll examine shortly), there's been no clear indication as to what games will actually be featured — barring...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 464
It feels like the release schedule is showing no signs of slowing down, so if you've got a backlog building up, it might be time to panic. Here's what's keeping us busy this merry weekend. Jamie O'Neill: I'm fascinated about retro release dates, and the anniversaries of old games, so I'm playing Street Fighter Alpha 2 courtesy of the...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 463
Chiefs! Eagles! Place your bets
It's Super Bowl weekend this weekend, so where's your money at? We're pulling for the Kansas City Chiefs, but both teams are dangerous on their day, so it could go either way. Sports clichés aside, let's trot along with today's WAYP. Aaron Bayne: I'll be slowly working my way through the USG Ishimura this weekend...
Talking Point Should Sony Be Worried by Live Service Implosion?
Boom or bust
Last week, several live service games announced they are shutting down. These titles included critically acclaimed games like Knockout City and Rumbleverse, releases which had been well-received by both players and the media, but had seemingly failed to attract a large enough playerbase to make sustaining them worth the ongoing outlay.
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 462
Spring in the step
Anyone else sensing the first signs of spring? Okay, so we’re still deep in the throngs of winter, and there’s a fair way to go. But the days are getting longer, and the PS5 release schedule is heating up. Here’s what’s keeping us busy this weekend. Aaron Bayne: I'm pushing on with my Death Stranding playthrough (will it...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 461
WAYP this way
Did’ya miss me?! It’s been several weeks since I’ve had the honour of hosting WAYP, but we’re still 461 issues deep, and we haven’t missed a week. Thanks for deputising, Ramsey-san. Shall we get on with it, then? Sammy Barker, Editor: I'll probably play some gacha games on mobile this weekend, because I've turned into a...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 460
Wow, it's crazy to think that we're closing in on Issue 500 (!) of our What Are You Playing This Weekend? series. Well, we say that, but then you Google how many weeks are in a year, and it turns out that 40 weeks equates to over nine whole months. So, in reality, we're not that close at all. Still, it'll be something to celebrate,...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 459
The release schedule kicks in
We don't know about you, but we're about to be buried in new games here at Push Square. Review season has well and truly begun, and it only gets more and more insane as we look towards the end of the month, and then February and March. So this weekend, let's all try and relax before the inevitable panic sets in...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 458
The holidays are over (for most — Sammy's just started his!) and everyone's begrudgingly heading back to work and school. But don't worry: 2023 is set to be an incredibly busy year for PlayStation, with a release schedule that's sure to provide plenty of escapism. Let's start the year right with a cosy weekend of gaming! Robert...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - New Year 2023 Edition
Farewell 2022, old friend
And that marks the end of 2022, folks – well, almost! Obviously there’s still a few hours to go, which means more time to make an attempt at downscaling that bulging backlog. There’s been so many games this year that it’s hard to know where to start, but reality check: 2023 is going to be even bigger. Time to...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Xmas 2022 Edition
Christmas may be the time for goodwill, family, and overindulgence – but let’s be honest, if you read and comment on this website, it’s also about games. For many of you, there’ll be a brief break from work for a few days, and that makes it the perfect opportunity to sit back and tackle that backlog. In this very special...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 457
A bewitching winter
Wait? Is it really just a week until Christmas? Oh crap, there’s so much to do and so little time! Best try and forget about it all by playing some video games, eh? Bliss! Sammy Barker, Editor: I've got a bit of clean up to do with God of War Ragnarok, so I'm trying to resist the temptation to play other games. Obviously I'm...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 456
It's coming home?
A nervy day awaits at Push Square Towers, as England prepare for their quarter final clash against current world champions France. A fair nails will be bitten today, we daresay. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm trying to clear out my reviews so I can have a clean run at some Christmas tasks I need to clean out, but Marvel's Midnight...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 455
The nights are drawing in and the weather is getting seriously cold right now, but that's what this winter World Cup is for: to keep us warm while it's so glum outside. Here's what we're playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I've just started Marvel's Midnight Suns, the superhero strategy game from Firaxis. I'll be reviewing...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 454
The world is in motion
The World Cup is in full swing, and frankly taking up the majority of this author's free time. But when there isn't live football on the television, there are video games! And looking at the state of the weather of late, why would you want to go outside anyway? Sammy Barker, Editor: I freely admit I've had a week off from...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 453
The time passes quicker every week, doesn't it? Can you believe we're barely a month away from Christmas? Still, with tons of big titles to play and the Thanksgiving break right around the corner, we're edging towards a period of chill. And what better way to unwind than with video games?! Sammy Barker, Editor: I'll probably be playing...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 452
Ragnarok has arrived
We've got a sneaking suspicion we know what many of you will be playing this weekend, but we've asking this question for years now, and we're not about to stop. Let's WAYP, shall we? Stephen Tailby, Associate Editor: I've almost wrapped up God of War Ragnarok now, but I still have a couple of things to do before I leave the...
Talking Point What Are Your Thoughts on Protagonists Discussing Puzzles?
Think for yourself
If, like this author, you were old enough to grow up during the PS1 era, you’ll remember that visiting websites like GameFAQs and printing off entire walkthroughs was practically a necessity. Games, specifically action adventure games, could be so obtuse that you practically had no chance of progressing without a little extra...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 451
Ragnarok is coming
Wow! We've had an absolutely insane week, with PSVR2 getting dated and a bunch of games being announced. We don't know about you, but we're hoping to unwind this weekend with some of the great games that have been coming out. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm chained to God of War Ragnarok, much in the way the Blades of Chaos are to...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 450
This WAYP is RE:Versing
We don't know about you, but this week has gone quick on our end. Like, frighteningly quick. Oh well, the good news is it's the weekend again, which means plenty of time for plenty of video games. And there's absolutely loads to play on PS5 and PS4 right now. Sammy Barker, Editor: To be honest, I'm still hanging with a...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 449
What a week
Wow, this has been a crazy week! We got amazing footage from Resident Evil 4, a remake of Silent Hill 2 was announced, and we've even published a preview of God of War Ragnarok. It's safe to say that PS5 is flying at the moment. Here's what we're playing this weekend. Sammy Barker, Editor: I can confirm I'm playing God of War Ragnarok!
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 448
We're at the business end of the release season, although strangely it still feels like this is the calm before the storm. There weren't many massive new launches this week, so you're probably tackling something from your backlog. As always, let us know below. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'll be teeing off with PGA Tour 2K23, a title I'm...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 447
Here comes a new challenger
Another whirlwind week has come to its conclusion! While it was ultimately quite light on major video game news, we did get confirmation that God of War Ragnarok has gone gold, and that's less than a month away now. We can't wait! Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm probably going to bounce between sports games, while also...
Talking Point We Need to Discuss This Horizon Zero Dawn PS5 Remaster
As project is all but confirmed
It’s not officially confirmed, but it’s pretty much as good as: Guerrilla, one of Sony’s flagship first-party developers, is remastering its 2017 open world RPG Horizon Zero Dawn for the PS5. It’s important to underline one thing here: we don’t know the full details. While recent releases like Naughty...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 446
October is here
Somehow, it's already October, which means Pumpkin Spice Lattes have arrived. In addition, the release schedule is about to get serious for several weeks, so there'll be no escape from games until at least December. Stephen Tailby, Associate Editor: This weekend will be all about finishing up Tunic, which I've been playing for...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 445
Another day to play
It's been a bit of a slow week in the video game industry, especially after plenty of excitement in recent times. The release schedule has also cooled off a touch, but don't worry, October is about to get outrageously hectic. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm probably going to take a break from video games this weekend, just to...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 444
Wo' be Long
Well, this year's Tokyo Game Show has turned out much more exciting than in recent memory, hasn't it? It's really good to see the show find some semblance of relevance again. Stephen Tailby, Associate Editor: If I have enough time this weekend, I'd love to put a bunch more time into Cult of the Lamb. I also dipped my toe into...
Talking Point Is Assassin's Creed Moving in the Right Direction?
More more more
Ubisoft clearly has big plans for Assassin's Creed. The historically-focused franchise has arguably become the publisher's most important product, so it was no surprise to see the series headline Ubisoft's latest showcase. In fact, it felt like the entire presentation existed because of Assassin's Creed. The property had its own...
Talking Point What Do You Make of Microsoft and Sony's Call of Duty Quarrel?
It's been a fairly dramatic period in the land of games, as Microsoft's industry-shaking acquisition of Activision Blizzard comes into sharper focus. Announced at the beginning of this year, armchair analysts have been debating among themselves how much the proposed deal will affect the company's competitors; will franchises like Call of...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 443
We go again
It's all quiet on the PlayStation front, but we're absolutely slammed here at Push Square Towers behind-the-scenes. We've been busy blasting our way through a bunch of games to bring you as much content as possible. Stephen Tailby, Associate Editor: Now that Temtem has left early access, it’s time to explore it properly. As someone...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 442
It's been a big week here at Push Square, with our The Last of Us 1 guide going live, alongside tons of other content. This author is especially knackered, but WAYP stops for no one. Stephen Tailby, Associate Editor: I've been really enjoying a rush of indie games lately, with Cult of the Lamb currently on the agenda. Once that'
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 441
Gamescom perhaps wasn't the barnstormer we all hoped it would be this week — in fact, we got news of a PS5 price increase instead. Thank heavens it's the weekend, eh? Robert Ramsey, Deputy Editor: I can't stop playing SD Gundam Battle Alliance. The last Gundam game I enjoyed this much — Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn — released...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 440
Oh so quiet
It's been desperately quiet in the games industry this week, as everyone jets off on holiday before Gamescom. But behind-the-scenes, geez, we've been busy. Time for some video games, then, eh? Aaron Bayne, Video Editor: Rollerdrome has got me by the skates. After getting through all the challenges on the basic campaign, I'm going to...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 439
It's spicy outside
How are we all enjoying the second heat wave of the year, then? Are we all suitably warm enough? We'll be closing the curtains and cosying up with a Cornetto and some video games. Stephen Tailby, Associate Editor: There are lots of games I'd like to play at the moment, but this weekend I think I want to take Rumbleverse for a...