Community Round-Up: 30/08/14

Last week’s Formula 1 was pretty exciting, and the fall-out as continued well into this week, far overshadowing Riccardo’s brilliant win. I wonder if anyone has any idea what Mercedes undisclosed punishment could be?

Meanwhile in the world of gaming, and with September almost upon us, the run-up to Christmas is looking increasingly busy for releases, especially with a few titles slipping back. Will this have a negative impact on certain games? Surely, with so many great games on offer, people will be spoilt for choice and could possibly pass over one or two titles?

Well that’s enough hypothesising, read on for this week’s Community Round-Up!

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Joining Monday night’s usual GT6 Meet, Wednesday night’s Red Dead Meet and Friday night’s Battlefield Meet, Kamokazi-UK is looking for people to join in for some Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil co-op action on PS4. He had a Meet last night and perhaps will do so again this Friday.

If you want to play something else, you can always add your own Meet to the list, provided you have more than 250 TSA Points.

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This week was  a relatively high scoring week for the Reviews. Both Metro Redux and The Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 5 – No Going Back received 9/10’s, with Aran describing the former as “two decently lengthy titles in a bargain package”, while Blair said that Season 2 of The Walking Dead has come to a “superb conclusion”.

Dropping down just a single point, inFamous First Light certainly sounds like something that will appeal to existing fans, with Blair giving it an 8/10. The last Review, which was a 7/10, was given to CounterSpy by Stefan. He liked the “mixture of 2.5D stealth and shooting gallery gunplay”, but found there were some inconsistencies with AI and that the difficulty ramped up quite a bit towards the end.

All the Previews this week were from Stefan, so let’s dig straight in. The Tomorrow Children sounds like something we’ve never seen before, involving community teamwork to look after your town and townsfolk, while Titan Souls sounds ridiculously hard, yet still has that “one-more-go” feeling to it.

There’s also a preview for the latest addition to the LEGO series, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and for Escape Dead Island, which although it sounds very different to the Dead Island games we’ve fallen in love with, has an increased focus on stealth which might appeal to newcomers.

Shadow of Mordoralong with its Nemesis System is sounding very appealing, while co-op in Magicka 2 sounds like a brilliant source for shenanigans. You can also watch Tef drive from coast-to-coast in The Crew‘s PC Beta and have a look at how OlliOlli plays on PS4.

Mobile Watch then looked at Rules! for iOS, while Jim also revisited Total War: Shogun 2 for Playback this week. Aran spoke to Christian Fonnesbech about Cloud Chamber in an audio interview, while Blair blogged about how The Last Tinker: City of Colors is reviving the platforming genre, and Tuffcub explained why PSN going down is the equivalent to missing The Great British Bake Off.

Onwards to the Community articles, and WeView this week saw a unanimous ‘Buy It’ Verdict for Dark Souls II, while Strider is already getting a more mixed reception. The Chronicle‘s Hot Topics featured discussion about Firmware Updates, Maintenance and Watch Dogs’ patch.

Lastly, What We Played #171 from Greg featured Metro Redux, OlliOlli and Madden 15, as Episode 152 of the Podcast saw discussion about Rayman, Fez, and Hohokum, plus the usual stuff!

 From the Forums this week:

Quite a busy week then in terms of Reviews and Previews, I’m sure you’ll agree, and it’s probably only going to get worse with the Q4 releases picking up pace soon. I’ll be here as usual to fill you in on all the details, so until then, bye!



  1. I’m off work til a week sunday. If i’m online and playing i’m up for a sesh!

  2. I was at work this morning and forgot it was Saturday, kept checking the site for some news! The Round Up has saved the day and I now know what’s going on. Hopefully I’ll get some Vita time in this evening whilst my fiancée is on her hen do… I’m so rock and roll.

  3. The vita has been a god send to me.where I’ve been in bed all this time, with my back, I’ve put in a few hours. But I’m on the mend and ventured out to the ps4.
    Done some updates and installed all my new games.
    The last of us, sniper elite 3, watchdogs and metro.
    Loving sniper elite and metro looks and plays pretty damn sweet.

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