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Something For The Weekend – 23/09/17

Moving on...

As I hole up in The Winchester and wait for all this to blow over, I feel it necessary once again to apologise for my errors in what turned out to be a rather wide reaching kerfuffle with our NBA 2K18 review – read about it here. I also want to say thank you for the messages of support, sympathy and even most of the criticisms that I’ve seen.

I’m disappointed in myself for this folly, will obviously learn from this and try to do better in future.

And so we move on to the rest of this round up, starting with all the news that wasn’t us.

In the News This Week

Games in Review

No prizes for guessing the lowest scoring game this week, but there’s plenty of competition for the highest scoring.

This Week’s Features

Super Mario Odyssey is shaping up to be a truly delightful and continually surprising new game in the long running series. You can read our impressions here, catch our quick look at the game’s photo mode (and rather photogenic dog!), or simply click play below to see it in action.

We got to unleash a bunch of new impressions from the Xbox One X and the various games being updated for it or coming with native support. First there was hands on with the start of the full career to Forza Motorsport 7, which is shaping up rather well, before we dove into the imminent Halo Wars 2 expansion Awakening the Nightmare – with a video in 4K. We also got stuck into the gorgeous and charming platformer Super Lucky’s Tale and explored how this sequel is shaping up on TV as opposed to VR, also with our below preview in 4K.

Then there was a look at Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier and how it’s aiming to bring the interactive storytelling of video games to an even broader audience, and after playing the intriguing Atomega, a shooter from the team behind Grow Home, we spoke to Ubisoft Refelctions’ Team Director Pete Young and Producer Rich Alexander about the game

Fortnite has been in the news a lot this week, and Epic accidentally allowed cross-network play to occur between PlayStation and Xbox players. Revisiting this hot button topic, Jim said it sucks for gamers that it’s seemingly so easy to implement but not being allowed by Sony.

Finally, What We Played featured Monster Hunter World, Destiny 2 and a spot of damage control. sigh.

Trailer Park

The new Tomb Raider movie trailer has arrived

Wolfenstein II shows what to do with Nazis

The new Shadow of the Colossus remake trailer from TGS is gorgeous

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain coming to PS4 and PC in 2018

Dynasty Warriors 9 gets a new English language trailer, and is out in early 2018

Your Achievements

Huge congratulations for freezebug this week, as he passed the 100 platinum trophy mark with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and has now moved onto playing Jak & Daxter which was bundled with the game.

Playing another PS4 exclusive, JR. nabbed the Knack 2 platinum, which he rather enjoyed getting, while Tony C has been sticking with Destiny 2. He now has two of his characters up to light power 285 and eager to give Trials of the Nine a good crack.

MrYd has realised that VR Scalextric is a great idea after picking up Tiny Trax and rated the ordeal that PS4 system software 5.0 beta testers have gone through after update 4.74 was released a 3/10, though he’s back in the beta now.

The Week Ahead

Looking to the next seven days of game releases, we have a fair few big hitters. There’s also the wonderful sounding bundle of the SNES Mini to look forward to.

  • Pinball FX 3 – PS4, XBO, PC – 26/09
  • Ruiner – PS4, XBO, PC – 26/09
  • Hob – PS4, PC – 26/09
  • Steamworld Dig 2 – PS4, PS Vita – 26/09
  • Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash – PS4 – 26/09
  • Outcast – The Second Contact – PS4, XBO, PC – 28/09
  • Total War: Warhammer II – PC – 28/09
  • Cuphead – XBO, PC – 29/09
  • FIFA 18 – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch, PS3, 360 – 29/09
  • Danganronpa V3 – PS4, PS Vita, PC – 29/09
  • Gundam Versus – PS4 – 29/09
  • Blue Reflection – PS4, PC – 29/09
  • SNES Mini – Hardware – 29/09

That’s all for this edition, and hopefully we’ll see you again soon!

  1. tactical20
    Since: May 2010

    Snes mini out next week?! Had forgotten I got one pre-ordered. Have to dig out the email, lol!

    Comment posted on 23/09/2017 at 16:54.
  2. JR.
    Since: Apr 2013

    Don’t apologise, you did what you thought was right at the time. If people can’t get over that, that’s their problem. No one died. The world didn’t end. Next.

    Comment posted on 23/09/2017 at 20:24.
  3. B_Cambo
    Since: Oct 2012

    Honestly dont see what you did wrong. But let’s leave it in the past, well done to everyone’s achievements. Well done freezebug on passing the 100th platinum mark. Hopefully get there soon myself! Managed to get the ‘Roll Credits’ trophy in Friday the 13th game. Kill Jason proved challenging but very rewarding once done.

    Comment posted on 24/09/2017 at 00:12.
  4. freezebug2
    Since: Dec 2008

    Thanks for the mention Tef, *tips hat*. I remember back in the day when Sony threatened to reward our trophy milestones with gifts from afar and magical places…gold frankincense and meh :P

    Comment posted on 24/09/2017 at 15:57.