Pure PlayStation Plays: Week 35 – New Year Edition

As 2016 starts to fade into the rear view, everyone starts to reflect on the past year and make future broken promises resolutions for the new year to lose weight or make other life-changing decisions, often based on the advice of the most intelligent among us – celebrities.

We have some resolutions of our own. We look forward to bringing you more cleverly written news, insightful reviews, and original feature articles in the same classy way you have come to expect. Thanks for spending time with us in 2016, and we cannot wait for you to see what we have in store for 2017.

What are your gaming resolutions for next year?

Kyle Durant

The holiday garnered me a lot of new games. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst which I plan on only playing the story really and Madden 17 which I suck at. So I’ll be diving into those games with the usual Rocket League in tow.

Chris Harding

My weekend will be chock full of gaming stuff. I’ve got the PS Vita charged up and ready for some retro gaming with the classic Spyro games. Then on the PS4 I’ll be making my way through Modern Warfare Remastered, Infinite Warfare, and Titanfall 2. Oh, and I’ll probably get around to finishing the Battlefield 1 campaign, too. Goodness, that’s a lot of first-person shooters. Let’s just say that the Christmas period has had me stressed and I need a way to relieve said stress…

Jason Frye

I am still slow playing my way through Final Fantasy XV and really enjoying Rayman Legends.

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Dom O’Leary 

Christmas didn’t bring me a wealth of PS4 titles but no matter, its backlog time! Apart from 100%ing Final Fantasy XV (don’t ask me why, it’s a compulsion) I might finally get a chance with the likes of Far Cry 4, the evil within and No man’s sky. Oh and December’s ps plus game Stories: The Path of Destinies is pretty fantastic.

Adam Gonzalez

I’ve been intentionally stalling with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End as to not have it end too soon for myself. It’s made me think more about how we cope with approaching the end of a game and the profound sense of grief we either need to accept, or deal with or the extent we might go to in an effort to lengthen the time span of a game, just so we don’t have to say goodbye. Our time we invest in playing games is real, the hours & days spent that we’ll never get back, including the lingering sensation long after it’s over, is genuine too. The emotions they elicit from within us and the attachments they develop are palpable. But hey, if that means we’ll likely feel antsy or almost hollow, that’s probably an indication that video games are not just another escape from reality but an innovative and powerful medium that can help us understand ourselves and explore just what it means to be human. But as for me, I guess it’s about time I went on this final grand adventure.

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