It’s been an interesting week. For a particular set of people Wednesday night offered one of the toughest choices of their lifetime – PlayStation Meeting or The Great British Bake-Off. Depending on other household members it may well have been a tough battle, but now with the benefit of hindsight only one of them offered any excitement or drama, and that was the one with Candice’s broken brioche.
The announcement of the slimmer PS4 and more powerful PS4 Pro left me underwhelmed for a number of reasons, but I think we can all agree that this was a show light on thrills. For one thing we already knew about the Slim – we’ve all seen it – and yet no mention was made of one of the leakiest launches in living memory. Sony simply papered over the whole thing, and I have absolutely no idea why, it’s the equivalent of saying you’ve not been found in a game of hide and seek.
They then of course had to try and get across the crucial differences of HDR and 4K to a global audience streaming the show on the internet, and while anyone that walks into Currys could tell you the difference, it’s going to be a much harder thing to sell remotely. Everyone agrees that this is where displays are heading, but have Sony jumped the gun with this version of the PS4? Only time will tell.
Stefan was there at the event and came away much more impressed by what he saw than what the streams could translate, albeit with a few caveats. Much of what was on show at the event was hands off, so that Sony could demonstrate and emphasise the differences, but he did play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer, and thought it looked great.
As a hectic week I’ve actually been a little lax on the actual playing games bit – changing jobs will do that – with only a touch of Madden 17 and God Eater 2: Rage Burst under my belt. I’m going to be tucking into Paper Mario: Colour Splash this weekend though which I’m hugely looking forward to, as well as having a few more goes on Forza Horizon 2 before 3 shows up.
Jake has had a difficult week so he’s only played some Grow Up and a spot of Destiny, while Aran has been mainly working on his review of Mount & Blade: Warband with a bit of Steamworld Dig thrown in alongside it.
There is a bit of a theme to Tuffcub‘s gaming this week, see if you can work it out;
Siren Curse thing on PS3 – It was free on PS+ the other month. It’s pants and has no trophies. Also on PS3, I played Far Cry Blood Dragon. Oh, and indeed, dear. Did we really used to think this was acceptable? It looks rubbish and plays even worse.
I’ve not played anymore Deus Ex cos it’s rubbish, but I have played Doom. I did have the beta a while back and that was rubbish, but the single player game looks much better and is enjoyably gory. Oh and Robinson: The Journey on PSVR, more on that next week.
That’s right! Everything he’s played has the letter ‘D’ in it! Oh, apart from Siren Curse and Robinson: The Journey…
Jim has headed off to Bestival the lucky so-and-so, but that hasn’t stopped him getting in some more Overwatch and Uncharted 4 first, with their combined multiplayer really making for a winning combination. Being out and about has also meant he’s found plenty of time for both Syberia and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit Of Justice, with no objections!
Dave also dropped in to let us know what he played;
This week I have been playing a ton of Dragon Quest VII for the review next week. I also played a bunch of the Nuka Cola DLC for Fallout 4 while I got the wife to play Vault Dweller and Contraptions. We both have opinions and I’ll be writing them up for next week.
Apart from that, I failed to trick the devil in Reigns and now have to go right back to the beginning, which is annoying as hell, and I had a Dragonair run away from me in Pokemon Go.
So now that’s enough about us, what about you lovely readers? What have you been playing?