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Something For The Weekend – 24/09/16

A trip to Birmingham.

It’s EGX this weekend, so how many of you TSA’ers are off to Birmingham to try out the latest and greatest? Let us know what the highlights were, and what games currently need a bit more polish!

Elsewhere, we’ve had quite the week! Bake Off, Brangelina and a bucket load of games were released this week to keep us busy – so let’s begin!


In the News This Week


Games in Review

There was a good spread of reviews this week, covering many genres. Hopefully there’s a little something for everyone:


This Week’s Features

Dave kicked off his week with a look at the BioShock Collection, and asked the all important question: is the remaster worth it? He and his missus also shared their thoughts on the last three Fallout 4 DLC packs that round off the Season Pass.

Stefan had a busy week as usual, and started with a look back at Dear Esther, which most people would agree was the birth of the walking simulator genre. Love or hate the genre, the Landmark Edition is now out on PS4 and Xbox One and includes a developer commentary.

Meanwhile, to mark the 20th anniversary of Tomb Raider, the anniversary edition of Rise of the Tomb Raider will arrive on PS4 (at last!) with all the DLC and new Co-op Endurance mode. Tef also spoke to Senior Community Manager, Meagan Marie about Lara’s journey over the last 20 years, and explored Croft Manor and the co-op mode in his video, here.

Elsewhere, Destiny’s Rise of Iron’s new raid was released last night, with Jake giving his first impression of the expansion as the game marks its third birthday. Have any TSA’ers completed the raid yet? How did you find it?

Finally, this week’s What We Played featured Destiny, The Bunker and Syberia.


Trailer Park

The Forza Horizon 3 Launch Trailer Has Arrived
…and it looks awesome!

Road Rage Showcases Its Open World In The Latest Trailer
Are you looking forward to the new game, or would have you just preferred a remaster of the original?

Destiny: Rise Of Iron’s Wrath Of The Machine Raid Trailer Released
As mentioned above, the latest raid was released last night. Here’a a sneak peak of what to expect.

Titanfall 2’s Pilot Trailer Shows Fast Movement, Attrition Mode Confirmed
With just over a month to go, are you looking forward to Respawn Entertainment’s first outing on PS4?

Ubisoft Reveal A New Watch Dogs 2 Story Trailer
Deadsec are looking for bigger fish to fry in the latest Watch Dogs 2 trailer.

If those trailers weren’t enough for you, then Tuffcub’s latest News Snatch also featured trailers for Resident Evil Vendetta, Dead Rising 4, Robinson: The Journey, Nier Automata and Wonderboy Returns.


Your Achievements

Crazy_Del bagged himself two Platinums this week, the first for Until Dawn which he played “only” twice to get different endings, followed by Ratchet and Clank which he seemed to really enjoy.

Although FIFA 17 hasn’t impressed DividSmythe with his new Xbox One S purchase, PES 2017 and GTA V have done. Meanwhile, R1MJAW has been busy this week, platinuming Absolute Drift and Nightmares from the Deep, after which he finished his first play through of Unepic.

Tactical20 has finished part 1 of Bioshock’s Burial at Sea DLC with all the trophies, while Transitioning Peasant had to endure 50 rounds of the Frozen game so his missus could get a trophy – I hope that wasn’t just for a Bronze!


The Week Ahead

Last week was a big one for releases, and although this week is more subdued, there are definitely some big ‘uns!

  • XCOM 2 – PS4, XBO, PC – 27/09
  • Forza Horizon 3 – XBO, PC – 27/09
  • Hitman – Episode 5 Colorado PS4, XBO, PC – 27/09
  • Lichtspeer – PS4, PC, Mac, Linux – 27/09
  • Darkest Dungeon – PS4, PS Vita – 27/09
  • FIFA 17 – PS4, XBO, PS3, X360, PC – 29/09
  • Quantum Break – Steam PC, 29/09
  • Yo-Kai Watch 2 – 3DS – 30/09 (US)
  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice – 3DS – 30/09

Well, that’s something for your weekend. Have a great week and I’ll see you around!

11 Comments
  1. Tony Cawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    I love the week ahead section. I did not know xcom 2 was coming out this Tuesday, wow! I’ll be all over that!
    Fifa has already been pre ordered for Thursday, both me and my boy are looking forward to building our ultimate team together.

    Comment posted on 24/09/2016 at 16:56.
    • Starman
      Member
      Since: Jul 2011

      I’m not sure that’s right as every website I’ve looked at says Friday 30th. Looking forward to it either way!

      Comment posted on 25/09/2016 at 15:01.
  2. RudeAwakening
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    Any word on Sony setting up PSVR demo booths in Ireland?

    Comment posted on 24/09/2016 at 19:00.
  3. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    I really liked the article about Dear Esther. It’s not a game I’ve played but I think I’ll pick it up on Steam now, I’ve got my eye on The Rapture too. I don’t mind that there’s bugger all gameplay, these successful walking sims all seem to have very strong narrative, so I guess they’re like short stories with graphics.

    Comment posted on 24/09/2016 at 19:05.
    • Andrewww
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      You just made me aware of Dear Esther, I’ve completely missed that one, also in the article above, thanks for that. ;o)
      I’ve recently played quite a few of those ‘walking sims’, Everybody’s gone to the Rapture, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Firewatch, and the brilliant Gone Home (my favourite out of these), and I’ve not regretted buying/playing one of them.

      Comment posted on 24/09/2016 at 21:16.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        Oh no, I remember seeing Gone Home on the Plus offerings but not adding it to my library because I didn’t like the thumbnail picture and didn’t even bother to look the game up! I am such a loser of a book cover judger! I also really enjoyed Firewatch and didn’t expect it to be a walker, I even got a bit annoyed an hour or so in when I realised there wasn’t much game to it, then soon after started loving the story and before long it was over and I was in awe. What did you think of Rapture? That’s probably my next purchase, after Battlefront’s Death Star… peow peow!

        Comment posted on 24/09/2016 at 23:17.
    • Andrewww
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Oh no, that’s quite a shame indeed..! I recently wrote in a ‘What we played’ comment that for me, Gone home is likely to be the best game I played in 2016, and that’s still what I think. It’ll be on sale for sure some time.
      From now on, just always add all Plus games to your list, even if you think they’re rubbish, ok? ;o)

      I liked Rapture a bit more than Vanishing. It is very beautiful to watch, explore the villagers dialogues, and slowly finding out more about what’s going on. It is more Sci-fi than Firewatch, but I’d say if you liked that one, you probably enjoy it. Not as much as you’d like Gone home, of course… ;o)

      Comment posted on 24/09/2016 at 23:59.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        I should you’re right, I keep only adding what I think I’ll play and then I don’t play them anyways :)
        Good to hear Rapture is a bit sci-fi, I’ve read quite a few truly miserable end of the world books this year so it’ll fit the theme well! I’ll stick Gone Home on my wish list then, fingers crossed for a good xmas sale.

        Comment posted on 25/09/2016 at 01:49.
  4. Avenger
    Member
    Since: Oct 2012

    Is the Forza Horizon 3 coverage/review actually going to happen? Or will it be like ReCore and get mentioned in the ‘something for the weekend’ article but actually not exist?

    I know you guys don’t have a review copy for FH3, but ReCore has been out for at least a week now.

    Comment posted on 24/09/2016 at 20:24.
    • Dominic Leighton
      Member
      Since: Mar 2012

      We do have review code for FH3, though sadly it only arrived late on Thursday. With EGX on we’re hoping to have something up for launch with a review towards the end of the week.

      Comment posted on 25/09/2016 at 03:33.
      • Avenger
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        Thanks, look forward to it.

        Comment posted on 25/09/2016 at 17:20.

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