Community Round-Up: 06/12/14

If you were in any doubt that it’s December and that Christmas is fast approaching, then all you had to do was take a step out of your front door and look down the street to that house that always goes completely overboard with twinkling lights every year. There’s always one, isn’t there?

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Kicking off with the meets, we’ll be having some of the usual GT6 on Monday, Red Dead on Wednesday, and Battlefield 4 on Friday!

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

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We’ll kick off with the runt of the reviews litter this week, as Aran slammed Escape Dead Island, branding it a simple “cash grab using the Dead Island name” and giving it a 3/10.

Thankfully, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire fared much better, with Sam giving the return to Hoenn an 8/10. So too did the simply stunningly realised Lumino City, as Kris explored the physical game world – created and filmed using a motion controlled camera – and also handed out an 8/10.

Dom handed out this week’s third 8/10 to Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, the offshoot from a Mario 3D World mini game, before testing his reflexes with Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, giving the “damningly hard, visually and aurally distinctive” twin-stick shooter a 9/10.

In the previews, I went hands on with Dungeon Defenders II, ahead of its Early Access release yesterday, and preceded next week’s preview by sitting down with Dying Light’s Lead Game Designer, Maciej Binkowski.

Peter waxed lyrical about Elite: Dangerous and how it relates to his childhood fantasies, and as we turn our gaze to the regular content – and don’t we all just love content? – Mobile Watch featured Stranger’s Wrath HD on iOS.

The WeView verdict came in for inFamous: First Light, with Plus It the entirely unsurprising verdict since it is coming to PS+ early next year, but lots of nice things written about it regardless. Stepping into the hot seat this week was Futurlab’s Velocity 2X, which could be an interesting one. The Chronicle last week saw stories about the PS+ line up, Xbox Live Games with Gold and Ubisoft’s AC Unity compensation.

Finally, What We Played #183 featured The Crew, GTA V and Dragon Age, while the Podcast tried something a little bit different, as Kris chatted with me about my year.

Rounding things off with a look into the forums, we had:

Gazza’s going to be tackling tomorrow’s Chronicle, so with that, I’ll catch you all next week.

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1 Comment

  1. All those game announcements ! Sony does us right again ! Good job !
    They have to keep this up, but they also have to step up their online infrastructure. Get PSN into good shape. Those PS4 numbers will keep growing.

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