Red Dead Redemption 2’s announcement was the highlight of my week! What was your highlight, perhaps it was a certain announcement from Nintendo about a new console?
In the News This Week
- Nintendo unveil the Nintendo Switch, out in March 2017
After months of rumours and fakes, Nintendo have lifted the curtains on the NX. It’s an interesting modular design which looks quite nifty, and it will be released in March 2017. What’s your take on it?
- Are Nintendo dropping dual screen and touchscreen play, though?
It looks like they might be, but the company are remaining frustratingly tightlipped about a lot of things.
- Red Dead Redemption 2 announced, out Autumn 2017
Only a year to go! Who’s excited?
- Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games appears to be no more
United Front Games, makers of Sleeping Dogs, Modnation Racing, LittleBigPlanet Karting, and Smash+Grab was sadly closed down this week.
- Call of Duty is “The greatest deal in gaming you’ll find this year”
And you don’t have to guess how that comment went down with gamers…
- Shadow of Mordor and other games have already been patched for PS4 Pro
Those ‘other games’ include Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, The Elder Scrolls Online.
- The PlayStation 4 Pro actually does have more RAM
An extra gigabyte of slower DDR3 RAM for the System and non-gaming apps to use, as 4K requires quite a bit of juice.
- New The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Videos are bloody gorgeous
To go along with your brand new shiny console, you’ll be able to play a brand new shiny Zelda game too!
- Destiny’s Festival of the Lost begins on October 26th
Do you like Halloween? Masks? Destiny? Bungie have got you covered.
- VR Exclusive Star Trek: Bridge Crew has been delayed until March 2017
Stefan wins sub-headline of the week with this effort!
Games in Review
It’s been a while since we’ve had a 10/10, but from what I hear, it’s a worthy winner.
- Civilization VI – PC – 10/10
- Here They Lie – PSVR – 9/10
- Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni – Vita – 8/10
- Battlefield 1 – PS4, XB1, PC – 8/10 (also with a video review)
- Ace Banana – PSVR – 7/10
- WWE 2K17 – PS3, PS4, 360, XBO, PC – 6/10
- Loading Human: Chapter 1 – PSVR, Rift – 4/10
This Week’s Features
Stefan kicked off the week with a look at Cities: Skylines – Natural Disasters. The game has gone from strength to strength since it’s launch, and you can see his hands on with the expansion here. If city building is a bit too slow paced for you, then perhaps a video of Titanfall 2’s multiplayer is more up your street. And, if you’re interested in the game, then you’ll probably be interested in Stefan’s take on the best thing in the game: the guns.
If you picked up Battlefield 1 yesterday, then you can get the low-down on the best gun in the game, according to Tef, but if the singleplayer is what you’re more into, then his insightful interview with the devs at DICE is worth checking out.
Going up against this year’s Battlefield is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Although it was just the other week we were hearing Jim praising Modern Warfare Remastered, Infinite Warfare is not his cup of tea. Meanwhile, he also looked at Vermintide, calling it “one of the best, most unique, co-op games on the market”.
Moving on, Dom has been playing Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration’s Blood Ties, a ‘genuinely unique’ VR mission that allows you to explore Croft Manor, and also weighs in on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo are trying an interesting strategy with a portable console that works just as well at home as it does on the Tube, but do you think it’s a console capable of competing with Sony and Microsoft?
Finally, this week’s What We Played featured Pokémon, Civilization VI, and Battlefield 1.
The Red Dead Redemption 2 Teaser Trailer Is Here
“Awesome.” says beeje13.
The Assassin’s Creed Movie Receives A New Trailer, Now Out January 1st
At least it’s not a delay for once!
The Civilization VI Launch Trailer Sure Is Pretty
Are you ready to let this timesink take over your life?
Here’s The Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Launch Trailer
Featuring Kit Harington, but no sign of Lewis Hamilton I’m afraid…
Combine And Harvest In The Farming Simulator 17 Launch Trailer
Bigger and better than ever!
Ubisoft Releases Trailer For Watch Dogs 2’s Zodiac Killer Pre-Order Mission
The Zodiac Killer has returned to continue their killing spree, and it’s up to you to stop them.
Skyrim Special Edition’s Latest Trailer Shows A Bit More Footage
Are you ready to defeat Alduin the World-Eater (again)?
After a quiet couple of weeks, you trophy hunters are out in force again!
TSBonyman is working his way through No Man’s Sky, and is just one trophy away from the platinum, while MrYd added the platinum for Odin Sphere Leifthrasir to his cabinet.
R1MJAW has finished off all of the single player trophies for GTA V, and sets his eyes firmly on the online trophies that are standing in the way of the platinum. He also found time to get the platinum for Peggle 2, and completed the 2 dlc masters.
Mafia III has only been out a couple of weeks, but tactical20 has completed it, 500 collectables and all. Shame there wasn’t a trophy for it! Pixel_nme also completed the game, but the number of bugs has put him off going back for the platinum right now.
And lastly, TheLoneSteven completed Red Faction: Guerilla and gave us his verdict on it: “Average story, forgettable soundtrack but a decent game”.
The Week Ahead
Tuesday is looking pretty busy! Are you eagerly awaiting any of this week’s releases?
- Farming Simulator 17 – PS4, XBO, PC – 25/10
- Just Dance 17 – PS4, XBO, WiiU– 25/10
- Batman – The Telltale Series Episode 3 – PS4, XBO, PC – 25/10
- King’s Quest Chapter V – PS4, XBO, PS3, X360, PC – 28/10
- Titanfall 2 – PS4, XBO, PC – 28/10
- World of Final Fantasy– PS4, Vita – 28/10
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – PS4, XBO, PC – 28/10
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition – PS4, XBO, PC – 28/10
After the early starts for Malaysia, I’m quite looking forward to the US Grand Prix this weekend! I hope that you also have a lovely weekend and I shall see you again soon!