Alright, it’s time to calm everything down after last week’s madness. It’s not Steven this time around, and Gazza’s feeling the need to take a little break from reality this weekend, so I’m back to fill in again.
Once again, the F1 post is set to go up this afternoon, so keep an eye out to see how people did in the second week of the competition there. In the meantime, you can always catch up on last week’s racing here.
We did have the winners of the two Meccano Gears of War King Raven kits announced early this week. Congratulations to GearsOfMush and TheLig on that front.
We don’t have anything new this week, but Bunimomike has asked me to send you all the direction of his Journey Soundtrack giveaway. He got it alongside the lovely looking Journey book, but already has it. So, as long as you have a US account on PSN, drop your name in this forum thread.
With any luck, I should be getting Need for Speed: Most Wanted in the post around about the time this goes live. If that happens, anyone fancy meeting me online this evening? I’ll pick you up around 7-ish. (Sadly, it didn’t show up today… Another time, guys!)
Later on in the week, I hope we’ll see the regular Battlefield 3 Meet and the newly rejuvenated Red Dead Redemption meets both created for Friday evening. Oh, and since RDR was an oldie that came back via PS+, I’d guess that Crysis 2 should get similar treatment soon…
If you want to create your own meet, you need 250 TSA points, and the ability to fill out a simple form linked to from the bottom of the Meets page.
Well. This has been a little busy, hasn’t it?
First up, on Monday night, Peter turned switched the site off. Then he turned it back on, did a firmware update and re-launched her into the Wild, Wild Web.
Freshly refocussed doesn’t mean we slacked off in bringing out a whole host of reviews, though. Two of the biggest games of the year hit home in the form of Halo 4 (Single Player) and Assassin’s Creed 3. Kris doesn’t think Halo 4 quite reaches the heights of some previous entries, whilst for Peter, Assassin’s Creed 3 just slips up in a few areas, though it’s still a great finish to the “trilogy”.
Elsewhere, Alex was sorely disappointed by Medal of Honor: Warfighter‘s single player, Peter was freshly addicted to Football Manager 2013, and Tuffcub found the hidden depths and wonders of Derrick the Deathfin. The last review comes from Aran for Killzone HD, a solid port of the original PS2 title, and one which neatly segues to everyone’s opinions!
Peter would love to see a Killzone 4 teaser around about now, of course, he’s probably thinking along the lines of something set more for the next generation, rumours of which Al pondered over with regards to the PS4. Then there was a great back and forth discussion between Al and Peter about which generation of console had the scariest games, alongside a guest piece from Origami Killer about fear and fearing fear, or something. Lastly, last Sunday Peter also tackled the tricky topic of the current scandals rocking the games media industry.
I’d be rather remiss if I didn’t mention Gamoc’s impressions from Prison Architect in here, I just liked that Killzone segue above!
Over in the community side of things, we have last week’s Community Chronicle, where Jones81 actually sent something in for me to feature. More of that, please. WeView wrapped up on Twisted Metal’s verdict, whilst the next game on the block is Dragon’s Dogma. Finally, we have the regular What We Played for you all to share your week’s gaming in the comments.
Oh, and don’t forget to keep an eye out during the week for Tuffcub’s snatch…es of news. The News Snatch is back!
Over in the forums:
- First Old Mike got one, then he lost one, then Steven asked about help to get one, all the while theberzerka has one from the council. Jobs, that is.
- The generally inane chat continues in the General Chat thread in General Chat. I guess this is like those paintings which include themselves in the painting, which include themselves in the painting… You get the drift.
- Did someone shrink the forums in the wash? All the text is a little bit smaller ever since Bunimomike got a response as to why the forum’s infrastructure is a little bit minimalist right now.
- People are sharing their lovely artwork once more.
- Yup. Star Wars VII. Can’t really get any worse now, can it?
Beyond that, you should really all hop in and say hello. Things have been a bit more active of late, as Bunimo woke up for his Birthday. He tends to get a little restless this time of year.
Anyway, that’s your lot. Gazza should be back next week, so see you then!