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Something For The Weekend – 11/08/18

Gamescom is coming...

It dawned on me that Gamescom is only a week and a half away, and with so many highly anticipated games still to come from 2018 and 2019, what are you looking forward to seeing more of? For me it’s crossing my fingers we get a Splinter Cell announcement, but I’ll also be interested to see more of Cyberpunk 2077 and Jedi: Fallen Order!


In the News This Week


Games in Review

It was a great week for the reviews, with a range of genres and scores, including a coveted 10/10!

Reviewed platform in bold.


This Week’s Features

Everyone’s second favourite archeologist (Indi will always be at the top!) will be returning soon with Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, and Tef went hands on with the game to see how it’s progressing. He also spoke with the Narrative Director and Lead Game Designer about whats different for Lara this time round. But before moving on, gave us 10 things he learnt while spending time with Eidos Montréal’s game:

Elsewhere, Steve looked at Insomnia: The Ark, a dieselpunk RPG with an ambitious story, and Teflon played Strange Brigade, which is sure to be a gem from the developers of Sniper Elite. He also had a rather strange interview with the Design Lead that mainly focused on beards in the game!

Lastly, Tef also wrote about the absurd new mode for FIFA 19 that includes a ‘No Rules’ game, allowing you among other things to to ignore the offside rule and most importunately, hack down your opponents to your hearts desire!

Wrapping up, What We Played ended the week with H1Z1, Dead Cells & Overcooked 2 making appearances.


Trailer Park

Watch The New Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Right Here!

NBA 2K19’s First Official Gameplay Trailer Is Here

Devil’s Hunt Has A New Gameplay Trailer

Destiny 2: Forsaken Has A New Trailer, Enter The Dreaming City


Your Achievements

This week’s What We Played had plenty of discussion in the comments, so let’s see what everyone was up to:

  • MrYd played plenty of games this week – far too many to list here in fact – but managed to get the platinum’s for The Invisible Hours and Electronauts.
  • Crazy_Del racked up 14 kills in a game of H1Z1, earning himself 3 solo wins!
  • Dead Cells’ platinum might be out of reach for gernboes, but that hasn’t stopped his enjoyment of it, along with GTA V.
  • JR. picked up the platinum for the “very good” LEGO Incredibles, before switching to a bunch of PSVR games.
  • ron_mcphatty finished Gravity Rush, although his Haiku was ruined by autocorrect!
  • aerobes spent plenty of time with the PES 2019 demo, and is looking forward to the full game.
  • Lastly, there was no gaming for Andrewww, but did get to enjoy a spin in a Tesla Model S!

If you want to be included in this section, make sure to comment on What We Played of a Friday evening.


The Week Ahead

August very much feels like the calm before the September storm…

  • World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth – PC – 14/08
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season – PS4, XBO, PC – 14/08
  • State of Mind – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 15/08
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes – PS4, XBO – 16/08 (XBO 17/08)

Enjoy the weekend and I’ll be back soon!

2 Comments
  1. MrYd
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    “MrYd played plenty of games this week – far too many to list here in fact”

    I think that means “I took one look at the size of that excessively long post and thought bollocks to reading all that, I’ll just scan for the word Platinum and mention those” ;)

    It was a slightly long list of things, wasn’t it? It was just one of those weeks with the PS+ games, and everything just going to plan, trophies popping all over the place, and having lots of fun with random people. This next week might be the same, with things being cleared out of the backlog and an Aim controller to come. (Finally found one at a sensible price. Anyone want a cheap copy of Farpoint?)

    Comment posted on 12/08/2018 at 22:25.
    • gazzagb
      Master of speling mitakse
      Since: Feb 2009

      I did start listing all of the games, and then realised it would be about the same length as all the other people put together!

      So yes, I just did ctrl+f for ‘plat’ and moved on! :P

      Comment posted on 13/08/2018 at 14:25.

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