What We Played #156: Final Fantasy XIV, Mario Kart 8 & Wolfenstein

Exams are a bit of a thing among our younger writers again at the moment. Studying for what he hopes will be his last ever exam has prevented Blair from playing much other than passing the 40-hour mark in Mario Kart 8 and playing a bit of Thomas Was Alone.

DanToo’s our other revisionist with an upcoming five tests of his game-addled brain. Because a disturbed mental state is vital to effective revision he’s been playing Outlast: Whistleblower “which is even more terrifying than the original game. It’s absolutely horrible to play, but [he loves] it at the same time.”

Aside from that there was some of the “pretty good” Bound By Flame which he holds to be better than some reviews have given it credit for and a few matches of Call of Duty: Ghosts which has firmly supplanted Battlefield 4 as his FPS of choice.


By the time you’ve read the first syllable of Killzone: Shadow Fall you’ll know we’re now onto Tuffcub’s gaming exploits and filling out his other joypad-enabled entertainment are Battlefield 4 (maybe he should try CoD: Ghosts?) and some Sonic All Star Racing on his PlayStation Vita.

Aran has been pulling strings on the basketball court while simultaneously collecting heads:

I really liked Puppeteer and it’s made me want to go to the theatre more. The production was great, the story was fun and it was well acted. There could have been more done with the changing heads part of the game, but other than that it is something I recommend. I also played NBA 2K14 and managed to score 50 points in a game, where I also beat the Lakers. Kobe Bryant had nothing on me.

“There’s some great fun to be had”, says Stefan of his time playing Saints Row IV co-op with Bunimomike, “and some of those superpowers are pretty more-ish.” Sometimes though he finds the game beginning to get too repetitive “but who cares, when you can mess around with something as finely crafted as the dubstep gun”.

Like a little TC-in-training Dom is finally getting into Killzone: Shadow Fall “which looks amazing, and plays really well too!” Welcome to the world of 2013 Dom! Further enjoyment has been delivered by Final Fantasy XIV and X HD “as well as some Trials Fusion and Need For Speed Rivals“.

And closing out this week’s edition is Peter who’s been playing some Wolfenstein but refuses to relate his experiences that presumably involve shooting Nazis until Tuesday. But he has communicated the shocking revalation the MLB 14 on PS4 “is prettier” than its PS3 incarnation. In slightly more exciting news of things still to come he did add that he’s…

…played an interesting game of “monitoring airlines and spending loads of money” because this week, I booked the flights for the three TSA team members who are on our way to E3 next month. Terribly exciting!

And with that it’s over to you.



  1. I have no Internet until mid June…… So Minecraft and FFX for me.

  2. Ooh, who are the lucky lucky tsa members heading to e3?

  3. This week has been Fruit Ninja on Vita (hard to say no at £1.59) and Hotline Miami. HLM is a really enjoyable game. I’m on chapter 15 now so I think I’m pretty close to the end. Will gladly go back and get as many of the trophies as possible.

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