Community Round-Up: 22/11/14

This year’s Formula 1 Championship reaches its conclusion this weekend, with Hamilton and Rosberg battling it out to see who will be crowned winner. The Autumn Internationals continue, and there’s also a few big football games on this weekend, or so I’m told.

Quite a weekend of sport then, and considering there were also some pretty big releases in the past two weeks, I wouldn’t be surprised if most of you, like me, will be spending most of this weekend in front of a TV screen!

Anyway, enough chit-chat, let’s get started with this week’s Community Round-Up!

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Beginning with the TSA Meets and this week, we’ll be having some of the usual GT6 on MondayRed Dead on Wednesday, and Battlefield 4 on Friday! Battlefield 4 meets have shifted focus to the DLC maps of late, so the next few weeks are bound to be filled with the new DLC’s snowy maps and hover tanks.

Wednesday is also going to play host to GTOWN’s Driveclub meet, trying to spark some life into the game’s multiplayer. Things will be kicking off at 8PM, with space for 6 players at a time.

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

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Earning a 9/10 and getting heaps of praise from Sam, Dragon Age: Inquisition was our high scorer of the week. Simply put, “Dragon Age: Inquisition is incredible”, with plenty of content and improvements from the previous games. We then head to the arctic, with the retelling of an Iñupiat story. Playing as either Nuna or Fox, Never Alone has a great story with great visuals according to Aran, who gave the game an 8/10.

Continuing with the platforming genre, LittleBigPlanet 3 entered with Sackboy and his new friends, and also earned an 8/10. With an accompanying Interview, Stefan called the game a “major step forward for the series”, the same which can’t be said for Far Cry 4, which he thought didn’t build enough on its predecessor. That said, it was still worthy of an 8/10, thanks to the fantastic open world and another brilliant villain, something that fans of Far Cry 3 will surely enjoy.

Company of Heroes: Ardennes Assault, with the addition of the meta-map adding another level of strategy and replayability was the fourth game of the week to earn an 8/10, so can you guess what Fluster Cluck received? Nope, Dan gave it a 1/10, calling it one of the worst games he’s ever played. With the only positive being the name of the game. The clunky controls, poor level design and boring gameplay puts it firmly at the bottom of this week’s reviews.

Also this week, Blair had a look at how Bloober are fixing Basement Crawl, a game with a metacritic score of just 27, and Peter shared his thoughts on returning to GTA V, this time in 1080p. Stefan dove into Driveclub’s new photo mode, while Jim brought us our regular dose of Mobile Watch, which featured The Sailor’s Dream, an interactive novella.

‘Plus It’ was the most popular verdict for Metro Redux, with many of you finding it a tad boring, so let’s hope Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare can do better as this week’s WeView game. Meanwhile, the Chronicle featured a sandwich of good and bad news, including Xbox Ones sales, Unity’s bugs and Just Cause 3.

The Podcast was absent this week, so all that’s left to mention is What We Played #182, featuring GTA V, Far Cry 4 and LittleBigPlanet 3.

Time for the Forums, let’s take a peek at what happened this week, although it looks like a quiet one!

  • Double-o-dave posts some great shots from DriveClub.
  • At the same time, the gaming videos thread is still going strong, with lots of new additions.
  • And the movie Interstellar gets a thumbs up from psdannysan and mcphatty.

As I mentioned at the beginning, part one of Formula 1’s showdown should be starting as qualifying gets underway, who do you think will land the first blow? Judging by FP1 and 2, Hamilton has the edge, but things can quickly change, not to mention the upset that double points could throw up tomorrow!

Anyway, have a good week and I’ll see you next time – bye!

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8 Comments

  1. Finished SteamWorld Dig which was a big surprise for me. Also played Luftrausers.
    Oh yeah….I finally finished the campaign in Borderlands 2.

  2. Interstellar, see it peeps! And don’t read the thread first, we dropped a few spoiler bombs in there :)

    • Probably the best movie to come out this year ! :)

      • Maybe number two, The Lego Movie is my number one!

    • Guardians of the galaxy & rise of the planet of the apes are my picks, I’m yet to see interstellar tho, so that may change ;)

      • If you like Scifi and you loved The Dark Knight then you’ll probably enjoy it mate! Also, why no games this week?

    • Loved it. As a father, it had me in tears. As well as confusion :)

    • The reason I’ve done no gaming is because I’m working crap hours and just too knackered mate. I’ll try an get an hour or two today hopefully ;)

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