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Something For The Weekend - 18/03/17

The day after the night before.

With both Gazza and myself deciding to indulge in a little light revelry last night, I’m sure you can forgive the lateness of this weekend’s edition of Something for the Weekend. Now that I’m relaxing in bed and enjoying the final weekend of the Six Nations – it’s just a shame that the championship’s already been decided, really – let’s get cracking with a recap of everything of note from the last week.

In the News This Week

Games in Review

A lot of games in review this past week, with a mixture of new releases, catching up on recent games and some older titles. Here’s how they fared.

This Week’s Features

Look, if there’s one thing you read this week, it should be Aran’s blog about the normalisation of racism within the video gaming community and what that actually means for someone who has been the target of racist insults online. It’s an important issue to talk about and, especially if you’re a white heterosexual male, and important issue to be aware of.

It makes the rest of our coverage feel a little bit trivial, to be honest, but Aran also looked at Trove as this accessible voxel-based MMORPG came to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this past week. Looking further back, I dove into Dirt Rally VR, calling it a practically essential game for anyone with PlayStation VR (and a racing wheel).

I also took a quick look at Mass Effect Andromeda’s multiplayer, ahead of our review of the game at the start of next week.

And while Jim highlighted one of the problems that For Honor faces, thanks to its rather unique networking system, I went hands on with the rather beguiling Rime, which looks very promising despite its troubled development.

Last, but by no mean’s least, we had What We Played, featuring Mass Effect Andromeda, Ghost Recon Wildlands and For Honor.

Trailer Park

Everything is… um… 

A preview of Prey’s Typhon aliens

A brief glimpse of Sonic Forces

And an equally brief glimpse of the much better looking Sonic Mania

Your Achievements

Turning to you, the community, it’s Tony C that gets us started by completing Dragon Age: Inquisition, before discovering that he now likes inFamous: First Light and Tropico 5 despite bad first impressions. Meanwhile, Crazy_Del nabbed the platinum trophy for Ghost Recon Wildlands, and is just one or two trophies away from the For Honor platinum.

Beyond that, however, all I’m seeing is plenty of Lego Worlds, For Honor, Zelda, The Witcher 3 and No Man’s Sky being played, but not any actual platinum trophies or campaigns being completed.

The Week Ahead

What do we have to look forward to next week? Well, let me give you some of the highlights:

  • Everything – PS4 – 21/03
  • Troll and I – PS4, XBO, PC – 21/03
  • This is the Police – PS4, XBO – 22/03
  • Mass Effect Andromeda – PS4, XBO, PC – 23/03
  • Toukiden 2 – PS4, PS Vita, PC – 24/03
  • Zero Escape: The Nonary Games – PS4, PS Vita, PC – 24/03

So with that, enjoy the rest of your weekends, and we’ll see you next time!

  1. freezebug2
    Since: Dec 2008

    Brilliant stuff JR, a classic ABBA song pre-mishmash ;)
    Ibiza’s holidaying DJ’s could make it their own!

    Comment posted on 18/03/2017 at 19:14.
  2. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    Pretty sure TC got the Horizon platinum this week and proclaimed it with some lolcatz style lingo! I can’t put Horizon down, I think the open world is on par with GTA for pure fun, it’s so good. I’ve collected all the collectibles, fought everything, explored almost everything, unlocked everything, bought everything and worn photo mode out completely. Side quests now I think and a few main missions, and more sneaky sneaking.

    Comment posted on 18/03/2017 at 19:29.
  3. Tony Cawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    It’s mass Effect week! Who cares about absolutely ridiculous animation and voice acting? It’s mass Effect!

    Comment posted on 19/03/2017 at 08:52.

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