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Something For The Weekend – 21/10/17

A very naughty storm.

Storm Brian certainly isn’t the messiah, as it’s blowing up the western side of the UK, but it’s certainly a very naughty storm. If you’re having fun in the windier parts of the country this weekend, make sure to stay safe. Perhaps you can wrap up warm on the sofa and get some gaming done?

In the News This Week


No new prizes up for grabs this week, but we do have a winner to re-announce. It was Crazy_Del whose name was drawn from the digital hat to win the Middle-earth: Shadow of War snow globe, and we couldn’t think of someone who could offer it a better home than this collectibles obsessed gamer!

Don’t let that stop you enjoying this week’s quiz, though.

Games in Review

With the release of GT Sport, we’ve come to the end of the sim racing trilogy, and got our verdict in yesterday afternoon. It’s also a week where a ton of games managed to command a similar “great, but could be more amazing” position and 8/10 ruled the review scores…

This Week’s Features

As the embargo lifted for Gran Turismo Sport reviews on Tuesday, we weren’t quite ready to pin a number on the game and give our final verdict, so we didn’t. That didn’t mean I didn’t have lots of Important Things™  to say about the game. For one thing, I dove into the VR Tour that’s part of the game, finding impressive VR, but a disappointingly wasted opportunity with what Polyphony did with it. Further to that, I was very disappointed at just how needlessly restrictive the game’s online requirement is for accessing the single player content and even save your progress.

Elsewhere, it was all Star Wars, all the time. We went hands on with the first couple of levels from Star Wars Battlefront II’s single player, finding a fun action romp that could add a refreshing new perspective into the Star Wars universe, and then speaking to two members of Motive Studios who have been creating this single player content.

As the news of Visceral Games’ closure saw many of us disappointed, I pondered EA’s recent past and how their lack of success with single player games has spurred on this shift. Was the writing on the wall for Visceral’s Star Wars game?

Finally, as per usual, we have What We Played, which this week featured GT Sport, Wulverblade and South Park: The Fractured but Whole.

Trailer Park

The Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Launch Trailer is about hurting Nazis

The Destiny 2 PC launch trailer is here

Doom is coming to Nintendo Switch on 10th November

Warhammer Vermintide 2 gets a first gameplay trailer

Your Achievements

The Life and Times of TSA’s Community continues this week with:

  • tactical20 taking his SNES mini to France and almost certainly discovering that the French call it something entirely differently to the UK’s “SNEZZZZ” pronunciation.
  • TSBonyman is bored of driving around in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and just wants to be ambushed.
  • ron_mcphatty let his inner voyeur get the better of himself, and watched a friend play Titanfall 2.
  • Christmas came early for GeneralJeeb, as a PS4 Pro and PSVR arrived on his doorstep.
  • MrYd managed to not break any chairs this week, which is surprising considering that he watched a “sexy video” in Yakuza 0.
  • Steelhead has been redecorating the living room while his kids are sleeping, and celebrating his fifth wedding anniversary with a lovely sounding evening with his wife of rump steak, rice pudding and a viewing of Jurassic World! Congratulations!

The Week Ahead

This week is by far the busiest so far this year in terms of AAA releases. Sure, we had Shadow of War and The Evil Within 2 both releasing in days of each other earlier in October, but 27th October will see Super Mario Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed Origins and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus all releasing at once.

What a week to be a gamer!

  • Destiny 2 – PC – 24/10
  • Just Dance 2018 – PS4, XBO, Switch, PS3, X360, Wii U, Wii, PC – 24/10
  • Hidden Agenda – PS4 PlayLink – 24/10 (NA only)
  • Knowledge is Power – PS4 PlayLink – 24/10 (NA only)
  • SingStar Celebration – PS4 PlayLink – 24/10 (NA only)
  • AER: Memories of Old – PS4, XBO, PC – 25/10
  • Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 27/10
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins – PS4, XBO, PC – 27/10
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PS4, XBO, PC – 27/10

That’s all for this week, and hopefully we’ll see you again soon!

  1. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    I like the new achievements better than the regular old ones! ;)

    Comment posted on 21/10/2017 at 15:35.
    • MrYd
      Since: Mar 2011

      Is that because both our “achievements” are actually not really anything of the kind?

      Not being ambushed and not breaking chairs?

      Comment posted on 21/10/2017 at 15:48.
      • Stefan L
        Community Team
        Since: May 2009

        I got my 10 year token for not being punched the other day. So proud.

        Comment posted on 21/10/2017 at 16:32.
      • TSBonyman
        Since: Dec 2009

        Oh yes, trophies are so passé now ;)

        Comment posted on 21/10/2017 at 16:33.
  2. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    “celebrating his fifth wedding anniversary with a lovely sounding evening with his wife of rump steak”

    His wife is rump steak? I’m not sure if that’s an insult or every man’s dream.

    Mmmmm steak.

    Comment posted on 21/10/2017 at 16:53.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      No, it’s like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. She’s his wife of Rump Steak. It’s a town near Coventry, I think.

      Comment posted on 21/10/2017 at 16:56.
    • freezebug2
      Since: Dec 2008

      I’d wager that it’s a reference to ‘beef curtains’ and Tef is trying to ‘skirt’ around the truth :P

      Comment posted on 22/10/2017 at 15:45.