What a brilliant week it’s been for gamers! Both the Xbox One and Playstation 4 have been fully unveiled, and we’ve seen some amazing games that we’re going to be able to play on them. As usual, TSA was really busy pumping out articles, so we’ve got loads to cover in this week’s Community Round-Up!
Earlier this week we announced the winners of the Velocity Ultra Art Competition. Check out the article to see the winning submissions, along with other notable entries.
Hopefully we’ll get the TSA E3 Bingo results back to you at some point in this coming week too. There were a lot of surprises so it will be great to see how it pans out.
Looking at the meets, it’s great to see a good number of them already set up! Motalla kicks things off Killzone 3-style with a meet tonight at 7pm, followed by Manorhowze’s Grid 2 meet at 4pm tomorrow. A little later at 8pm, Germanos hosts a Motorstorm Apocalypse Meet.
If you’ve got more than 250 TSA Points, remember that you can set up your own meet, or keep an eye out for the other usual meets such as Friday night’s Battlefield meet.
While there have been no new reviews, we’ve got loads of hands-ons and previews straight from E3, with more to come.
First up, Alex took a look at Drive Club, and also shared some details about the PS Plus Edition of the game. Kris had a look at Wolfenstein: The New Order, the survival horror game, The Evil Within, also being published by Bethesda, and Peter went eyes on with inFamous Second Son.
A game that’s probably going to be one of the PS4’s headline games is Killzone: Shadow Fall, although Alex wasn’t overly impressed when he got his hands on the game, with issues that might be fixed by launch or more play time. Meanwhile Peter had a chat with designer Rex Crowle about Media Molecule’s upcoming game, Tearaway, and also shared his thoughts on why Killzone Mercenary might by Vita’s killer app.
Alex got stuck into Gran Turismo 6 and also listened to David Cage talk passionately about his upcoming game, Beyond: Two Souls. Lastly, Kris previewed The Division, which was one of the big surprises from E3, and was certainly my favourite thing to come out of the Expo.
Also coming from E3 were Peter, Alex and Kris’s E3 Diaries, in parts zero, one, two and three so far, giving you an insight into what it was like to be at E3. Alex also shared his thoughts on the Xbox One presentation, while Greg did a similar thing for the Playstation 4 presentation. Following both reveals and the conclusion of all the press conferences, Blair shared his excitement, declaring E3 ‘insane’.
Moving onto the usual Community articles, gaffer101 showed off his gaming rig in the Chronicle, while Blair has the WeView Verdict for Metro 2033. WeView also had an E3-themed special, and the Verdict on E3 shows just some of your thoughts from the event in LA.
Aran’s A Matter of Perspective Series also had an E3 Special, which this time was focused on us, the gamers. Finally, Greg has What We Played #109 for you to see what everyone’s been playing this week.
Time to check out the forums, and there’s no points for guessing what we’ve been talking about this week:
- Airou’s thread includes some funny videos and discussion about the conferences.
- Jakster asks what games is the PS4 missing?
- Tactical20 wants a new WW2 FPS for the next generation of gaming.
- Domsday finds the XBOX Used Game Instructional Video, a parody of Sony’s one.
- And while many are talking about the next-generation, Airou asks which games of this gen we will still be playing in the future?
And that’s it for what, as usual, has been TSA’s busiest week of the year. Hopefully I’ve got everything covered, and I’ll see you next week, bye!
By the way, I’m off on holiday next Saturday for a couple of weeks. I should be able to get the round-up done for next week, but just to warn you incase I have other stuff to do…
– Looks like Gazza, who wrote this, will be jetting off soon. In which case you’d probably have to put up with me, teflon!