It’s almost as if someone at TSA Towers has activated a time machine, as this week we saw two new competitions and the forums are back up and running, just like old times! So, as I’m sure you’re very excited about this, I’ll not waste any time in starting this week’s Community Round-Up!
As I said before, it’s been so long since we last had a competition on TSA, I’ve forgotten where this section goes in the Round Up! Was it before or after the Meets? Not that you care about that, you just want to know what goodies you could be getting your hands on!
So, in case you missed it earlier on in the week, we’re giving you the chance to win The Art of Alien: Isolation. To enter, simply open MS Paint and create a masterpiece that either terrifies us, or makes us laugh. There will also be one winner chosen at random to receive a “delicately fingered” copy, as Peter puts it.
There was also another competition, which ended last night. This one was for Steam keys of Warlock 2: The Exiled, so keep your eyes peeled later today to see who won.
For the TSA Meets this week, we’ll be having some of the usual GT6 on Monday, Battlefield 4 on Friday, and Red Dead should be returning on Wednesday.
If you want to play something else, you can add your own Meet to the list, provided you have more than 250 TSA Points.
Another quiet week for the Previews, so let’s begin with those. Stefan got behind the wheel of the recently delayed Project Cars, before he looked at the decisions facing Max and Chloe in Life Is Strange. Meanwhile Blair looked at Ori And The Blind Forest, which is shaping up to be a beautiful game.
The Reviews were a bit busier, with the high scorer of the week being a 9/10 for NBA 2K15, for which Aran thought it had “come on leaps and bounds” from the last game. This week Jim looked at Skylanders: Trap Team, which he gave an 8/10, and Samurai Warriors 4, which he also gave an 8/10.
Busting out his kick ass moves, Dom gave the “polished and enjoyable” Just Dance 2015 an 8/10, which was also given to Defence Grid 2, making this once of the highest scoring weeks we’ve had in a while, I think!
In Indie Focus this week, Aran played the side scrolling beat ‘em up, Devil’s Dare, while Jim gorged himself on Fat Princess: Piece of Cake in Mobile Watch. Civilization 5, which saw its successor being released this week, was revisited by Sam in PlayBack, as Blair blogged about looting in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
The Hot Topics last week included Driveclub, Pix The Cat and I Am Bread in the Chronicle, while Sniper Elite 3 received a Sale It Verdict. Let’s hope The Last of Us Remastered fares better, although I’m pretty certain it will!
As previously mentioned, the Forums have experienced a Lazarus-like revival, so let’s see which threads we have this week:
- Stefan celebrates the return of the forums by “stripping off and running down the streets”. Thankfully there’s no pictures!
- There’s probably a lot of catching up to do in the What are you playing thread.
- And lastly, Ron shares an annoying experience in Stabbings and Rain.
Well there we have it for this week. Enjoy your extra hour in bed tomorrow (unless you’re not a UK resident or have young kids!) and I’ll be waiting for next week to come around. Until then, bye!