It’s been a busy week here at TSA Towers. Unless you’ve been living under a rock with very poor WiFi you’ll know that this week has played host to the annual E3 conference in Los Angeles, and as such there has been a veritable cavalcade of game announcements and trailers. It’s all been rather exciting – if you like that sort of thing – giving us a picture of the major titles that we’ll see in the next couple of year. Hell, Insomniac are doing a Spider-Man game, which should be enough to get you ungrateful lot excited.
Even so, we’ve managed to fit in some actual game playing alongside all of the game news writing, and personally I’ve been taking full advantage of being on paternity leave, playing lots of stuff while my wife and our new baby Ezra catch some well deserved Z’s. On the reviewing front I’ve ended up juggling Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympics and Monster Hunter Generations, while putting together a look at Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer beta.
Beyond that, Monster Hunter as a whole has completely overtaken our household with Noah playing the iOS version from a couple of years ago while I slog away at Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Wii U. I did made a late start on The Order: 1886 after picking it up cheaply at CEX and it’s just as pretty as I was led to believe, and finally, I bunged in a few rounds of Overwatch too.
Tuffcub has been playing a game called “sleeping”, which from what I’ve heard involves closing your eyes in a dark room for a while in order to regain energy – like a slightly rubbish version of Master Chief’s shield recharge. When not taking part in this particular game, he’s also been indulging in some Just Cause 3, though don’t ask him what the story is as he has noticed any story over the deafening sound of the explosions. He also got stuck on Grow Home, played the Resident Evil 7 demo, and snuck in a little more Rocket League as well.
Unfortunately Kris didn’t fit much time in between Real Life™ and a special E3 edition of the podcast. Besides a little iPhone-based Sudoku he got into a score war with Lewis on Steppy Pants, which I had to Google to find out about. The important thing is that Kris obviously likes it!
Miguel has been “a little bit swamped” with a trip to Japan, the jammy git, but if that’s not enough to annoy you he’s also been playing hours upon hours of Grand Kingdom for review, while also returning to Atelier Sophie when he’s had the chance.
Our illustrious leader Tef has been doing some mild swanning about, which has meant he’s been able to play games that aren’t even out yet. Primary amongst them are Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, both of which he wrote lovely previews for, but he also got in some SteamWorld Heist, Trials of the Blood Dragon and sought out Hitman’s latest Elusive Target.
But, enough about us, what about you? What games have taken up your free time over the past week?