It’s EGX this weekend, so how many of you TSA’ers are off to Birmingham to try out the latest and greatest? Let us know what the highlights were, and what games currently need a bit more polish!
Elsewhere, we’ve had quite the week! Bake Off, Brangelina and a bucket load of games were released this week to keep us busy – so let’s begin!
In the News This Week
- Driveclub VR Has 114 Tracks, 80 Cars
As well as being back on track as a launch title, Sony revealed that Driveclub VR will have an impressive roster of tracks and cars to get to grips with. Tuffcub also added an editorial view on the Bake Off saga.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Will Not Be Upgraded For PS4 Pro
CD Projekt RED have confirmed they want to concentrate on Gwent and Cyberpunk 2077, rather than remastering The Witcher 3. Players wishing to experience the game in 4K can always get the game on PC, or as tactical20 says, “wait until it’s re-released on PS5”.
- Digimon World: Next Order Won’t Be On Vita After All
Bandai Namco cleared up some confusion over which platforms Next Order will be appearing on, but colmshan1990 is still confused as to why a Japanese Vita game being ported to PS4 for a Western release won’t be available on Vita for Western owners.
- The PSVR Tour Dates For England And Scotland Confirmed
The PSVR tour kicks off this weekend in Birmingham at EGX, followed by several other cities over the next few weeks. There’s a decent selection of games to try out, so will you be trying to make it to an event?
- Gain Access To A Multiplayer Mode In Titanfall 2 By Eating Chicken
By far the strangest headline on TSA this week, EA have teamed up with Buffalo Wild Wings for a promotional campaign. But, as JR. says “Will nobody think about the Vegans?”
- Assassin’s Creed Will Return “When It’s Ready”
Not even Yves Guillemot knows when that might be.
- October’s Games With Gold Includes Super Mega Baseball And The Escapists
Microsoft announced the latest free games, but Avenger’s “not feeling this month’s line-up at all”.
- The Oculus Touch Controllers Have An RRP Of £189
I get the feeling that if people ask in 5 years time why didn’t VR catch on, headlines like these will be ‘Exhibit 1’.
Games in Review
There was a good spread of reviews this week, covering many genres. Hopefully there’s a little something for everyone:
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 – PS4, XBO, PS3, X360, PC – 8/10
- Virginia – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- NBA 2K17 – PS4, XBO, PS3, X360, PC – 8/10
- Rive – PS4, PC, XBO, Wii U – 7/10
- The Bunker – PS4, XBO, PC – 7/10
- Filthy Lucre – PS4, Win – 5/10
- Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode Two – PS4, PS3, XBO, X360, PC, Mac, iOS, Android – No Score
This Week’s Features
Dave kicked off his week with a look at the BioShock Collection, and asked the all important question: is the remaster worth it? He and his missus also shared their thoughts on the last three Fallout 4 DLC packs that round off the Season Pass.
Stefan had a busy week as usual, and started with a look back at Dear Esther, which most people would agree was the birth of the walking simulator genre. Love or hate the genre, the Landmark Edition is now out on PS4 and Xbox One and includes a developer commentary.
Meanwhile, to mark the 20th anniversary of Tomb Raider, the anniversary edition of Rise of the Tomb Raider will arrive on PS4 (at last!) with all the DLC and new Co-op Endurance mode. Tef also spoke to Senior Community Manager, Meagan Marie about Lara’s journey over the last 20 years, and explored Croft Manor and the co-op mode in his video, here.
Elsewhere, Destiny’s Rise of Iron’s new raid was released last night, with Jake giving his first impression of the expansion as the game marks its third birthday. Have any TSA’ers completed the raid yet? How did you find it?
Finally, this week’s What We Played featured Destiny, The Bunker and Syberia.
The Forza Horizon 3 Launch Trailer Has Arrived
…and it looks awesome!
Road Rage Showcases Its Open World In The Latest Trailer
Are you looking forward to the new game, or would have you just preferred a remaster of the original?
Destiny: Rise Of Iron’s Wrath Of The Machine Raid Trailer Released
As mentioned above, the latest raid was released last night. Here’a a sneak peak of what to expect.
Titanfall 2’s Pilot Trailer Shows Fast Movement, Attrition Mode Confirmed
With just over a month to go, are you looking forward to Respawn Entertainment’s first outing on PS4?
Ubisoft Reveal A New Watch Dogs 2 Story Trailer
Deadsec are looking for bigger fish to fry in the latest Watch Dogs 2 trailer.
If those trailers weren’t enough for you, then Tuffcub’s latest News Snatch also featured trailers for Resident Evil Vendetta, Dead Rising 4, Robinson: The Journey, Nier Automata and Wonderboy Returns.
Crazy_Del bagged himself two Platinums this week, the first for Until Dawn which he played “only” twice to get different endings, followed by Ratchet and Clank which he seemed to really enjoy.
Although FIFA 17 hasn’t impressed DividSmythe with his new Xbox One S purchase, PES 2017 and GTA V have done. Meanwhile, R1MJAW has been busy this week, platinuming Absolute Drift and Nightmares from the Deep, after which he finished his first play through of Unepic.
Tactical20 has finished part 1 of Bioshock’s Burial at Sea DLC with all the trophies, while Transitioning Peasant had to endure 50 rounds of the Frozen game so his missus could get a trophy – I hope that wasn’t just for a Bronze!
The Week Ahead
Last week was a big one for releases, and although this week is more subdued, there are definitely some big ‘uns!
- XCOM 2 – PS4, XBO, PC – 27/09
- Forza Horizon 3 – XBO, PC – 27/09
- Hitman – Episode 5 Colorado PS4, XBO, PC – 27/09
- Lichtspeer – PS4, PC, Mac, Linux – 27/09
- Darkest Dungeon – PS4, PS Vita – 27/09
- FIFA 17 – PS4, XBO, PS3, X360, PC – 29/09
- Quantum Break – Steam PC, 29/09
- Yo-Kai Watch 2 – 3DS – 30/09 (US)
- Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice – 3DS – 30/09
Well, that’s something for your weekend. Have a great week and I’ll see you around!