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Something For The Weekend - 29/10/16

Tick tock, tick tock.

I despair at how many people struggle with the concept of clocks going forward and back at certain clearly defined parts of the year. This being the last weekend of October, it’s time for those of us in Europe to put our clocks back an hour overnight (or trust our phones and computers to do it automatically). You’ve got another week of daylight savings if your in the US, though.

Who’s looking forward to an officially sanctioned extra hour in bed tomorrow morning?


In the News This Week


Games in Review

It’s that time of year, and that means that there are tons and tons and tons of games to review. We’ve covered a lot of ground this week, from big releases like Titanfall 2 to the more niche Yomawari: Night Alone, and with a steady stream of VR game reviews alongside them.


This Week’s Features

Even with all of those reviews, there was still a little space to talk about other things. Jim dove into Mordheim: City of the Damned on PS4, finding it to be a particularly tough game to make any headway in, but one that was rewarding at the same time.

I returned to Stellaris, now that its first DLC story pack has been released, finding it just as addictive as ever. There was also an early screening of Skylanders Academy, the animated series that’s just come out on Netflix, and I shared my mixed thoughts on Bethesda’s changing review policy – honestly, it is a bad move for consumers, but it’s merely codifying a practice that has been regularly employed by publishers anyway.

We had the opportunity to go hands on with a few hours of Watch Dogs 2, a much lighter and more fun filled open world of hacking, and you can also see it in action in our video. Meanwhile, Gazza previewed Transport Fever, the follow up to Train Fever from a couple years ago.

If you’ve picked up Skyrim on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, here’s how you can get stuck into some of the mods on offer. Just don’t expect those on PS4 to add all that much extra content

Finally, there’s the usual What We Played, with Destiny, Titanfall 2 and Rhythm Paradise Megamix.


Trailer Park

Jack seems to be a tiny bit immortal in the latest Resident Evil 7 trailer

“Screw it, let’s go to space!” says the Infinite Warfare live action trailer

Play Steep like you’ve got a GoPro strapped to your face


Your Achievements

Andrewww starts us off with a spot of scary gaming – it’s that time of the year as well – completing and thoroughly enjoying SOMA.

By comparison, tactical20 was a little disappointed by Rise of the Tomb Raider, actually enjoying the Baba Yaga DLC more than the main game – TSBonyman thinks it’s not quite up to par with Uncharted 4, but more than holds its own.

The adventures into VR continue for DividSmythe, who got the platinum trophy from Playroom VR, but has now jumped into Costume Quest 2 for next week’s Halloween.


The Week Ahead

As we welcome November with open arms and plenty of pinching and punching on the first of the month, there’s a handful of pretty big releases to look out for

  • Hitman: Episode 6 – Hokkaido – PS4, XBO, PC – 31/10
  • Root Letter – PS4, PS Vite – 1/11
  • Seraph – PS4 – 1/11
  • Super Dungeon Bros – PS4, XBO, PC – 1/11
  • Moto Racer 4 – PS4, XBO, PC, Mac – 3/11
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – PS4, XBO, PC – 4/11
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction – PS4, PS3 – 4/11
  • Football Manager 17 – PC, Mac, Linux – 4/11
  • Mario Party: Star Rush – 3DS – 4/11 (US)

With that, I hope you enjoy your ever-so-slightly longer than usual weekend.

5 Comments
  1. wonkey-willy
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    having regrets about my call of duty purchase for £55 using various codes i think i have redeemed myself by picking up fallout 4 for £8.00(pre owned) and mad max for £11.00(new)..just biting now for titanfall …

    Comment posted on 30/10/2016 at 00:20.
    • gazzagb
      Master of speling mitakse
      Since: Feb 2009

      But does that include MW Remastered? Good deal if it does imo

      Comment posted on 30/10/2016 at 12:00.
      • wonkey-willy
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Of course. Its the only reason I’m buying it I may play the single player campaign if infinite warfare

        Comment posted on 30/10/2016 at 15:16.
      • gazzagb
        Master of speling mitakse
        Since: Feb 2009

        I’m holding out for the stand alone remaster. I’m not too bothered about the MP, but I really want to replay the single player.

        Comment posted on 30/10/2016 at 15:23.
  2. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    So me playing a classic doesn’t make the news? I see.

    I may have to start suplexing the site and chokeslamming fools because of this not statisfying my ego. :P

    That COD advert is rather lazy as i swear it is the same one as last year but with just a few minor tweaks. Also, I can’t help but call BS on the space stuff due to lack of helmets, spacesuits and COD pretending to be realistic.

    Comment posted on 30/10/2016 at 14:53.