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Something For The Weekend – 13/01/18


As we come to the end of the second week of January, I wonder how many other people have failed their new year resolutions? My resolution of eating healthier went out the window last night thanks to that Indian takeaway!

If you’re looking for something to kill time with, there’s plenty of joy for fighting and brawling fans. The Dissidia Final Fantasy NT open beta is now live, and the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta kicked off this morning for those who’ve pre-ordered, with everyone else joining the fight tomorrow.

In the News This Week

Games in Review

It’s still fairly quiet on the review front, but you’d expect nothing less in January

Ones To Watch in 2018

With our look ahead to 2018 in full swing, here are the games we reckon you should be keeping a close eye on:

This Week’s Features

Tef kicked off the previews with a tastey look at UFC 3‘s new single player career mode. He also spoke to Creative Director Brian Hayes about the stir that microtransactions and loot crates caused for the game and how they actually affect Ultimate Team.

After that, he took a look at Total War: Warhammer II’s new DLC called Rise of the Tomb Kings, which takes a twist on Egyptian mythology in the Warhammer universe.

Aran went hands on with Antihero’s mobile version, while Tef watched some of the Overwatch League that started this week, which is Blizzard’s attempt to bring eSports into the mainstream.

Wrapping up, What We Played featured Hellblade, Furi & Fortnite Battle Royale.

Trailer Park

Stellaris: Apocalypse Expansion Will Let You Destroy Planets

Praise The Sun! Dark Souls Remastered Announced For Switch, PS4, Xbox One & PC

Battalion 1944 Heads To Early Access 1st February, Beta Weekend In January

Total War: Three Kingdoms Announced For Release In Fall 2018

Your Achievements

Let’s check in with the community:

  • MrYd piled in on Assassin’s Creed Origins, and also decided he likes Gran Turismo Sport in the VR mode.
  • TSBonyman ignored his backlog and got stuck into Horizon Zero Dawn, which he calls ‘gorgeous’.
  • tactical20 kept his update short and sweet: “Bit of Lego Ninjago and bit of FIFA 17”
  • Steelhead nabbed the platinum for Tales of the Borderlands.
  • Tony C has enjoyed Fortnite Battle Royale with Tuffcub and KJKG, although says they all need improving!
  • Crazy_Del has been playing Fifa 18, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, grabbed his 239th platinum in Monster Jam Battlegrounds, while his missus enjoyed Time Machine VR.
  • ron_mcphatty’s gaming this week has included Battlefront 2 and Mario Odyssey, the later of which he doesn’t want to end!
  • gernboes found time to get the platinum in The Sexy Brutale, and also played AC Syndicate and Alpha Protocol.

The Week Ahead

Another quiet week, but I guess it’s a good time to take a chunk out of our backlogs, right?

  • Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition – PS4, PC – 16/01
  • Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced Edition – PS4 – 16/01
  • Kirby Battle Royale – 3DS – 19/01

Have a good weekend, and I’ll see you soon!

One Comment
  1. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    Just finished Mario Odyssey, that ending was hilarious!

    Comment posted on 14/01/2018 at 01:49.