We all know that within two days of this hot weather disappearing, we’ll be moaning about the drizzle and begging it to come back so we can enjoy our BBQ’s again. Until then though, we’ll continue to whinge about how hot the Tube gets, how every patch of grass is murky-brown, and how few places in this country have air-con.
At least the end of this week brought some respite with a few thundery showers!
In the News This Week
- The Fallout 76 BETA Will Take Place In October
- Here Are The No Man’s Sky NEXT 1.5 Patch Notes, Out Now
- Onrush Developer Codemaster Evo Hit By Layoffs
- Fortnite 5.10 Patch Notes Have Arrrived, The Cake Is Not A Lie
- H1Z1: Battle Royale Gets An Official PS4 Launch In August
- A Big Update Is Coming To Onrush In August, Despite Reported Layoffs
- PlayStation Plus Requirement Removed From GTA Online Until August 6th
- Guacamelee! 2 To Launch This August
- Quantic Dream Lose Court Case Brought By Former Employee
- Nintendo Suing ROM Sites For $100 Million Damages
- Amazon UK Ending Their £2 Pre-Order Discount Scheme For Prime Subscribers
- Games With Gold In August Features Forza Horizon 2 & For Honor
We’ve got a giveaway running until the end of today, with five H1Z1 Deluxe Founder’s Bundle up for grabs. Make sure to get your entries in before midnight tonight!
Games in Review
Bar one or two games, the reviews this week had a strong showing:
- Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 9/10
- Semblance – Switch, PC, Mac – 9/10
- The Banner Saga 3 – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 8/10
- The Mooseman – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 8/10
- Octopath Traveler – Switch – 8/10
- The Persistence – PSVR – 8/10
- Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 6/10
- Sleep Tight – Switch, PC – 4/10
- The Council Episode Three: Ripples – PS4, XBO, PC – No Score
- E-win Racing Flash Series Gaming Chair – No Score
Reviewed platform in bold.
This Week’s Features
With so many reviews, it was not surprising there wasn’t much time for previews. Tef did manage to squeeze in an interview with the team behind The Persistence before Dom’s review, and dug into the Firesprite’s history and how they’re keeping the spirit of Studio Liverpool alive.
He also went hands on with FIFA 19. The addition of the UEFA Champions League license isn’t just what EA have added for this year, as the gameplay improvements have added up to make a “more dynamic and more convincing game of football.”
Meanwhile, Miguel went hands on with Yakuza 0, which impressed him so much he concluded: “if Sega keeps this quality up with their future Yakuza ports, I might find myself waiting to experience all of these games on PC instead of PS4”. And lastly, fans of the first game should definitely keep an eye on Overcooked 2, which is set to serve up more multiplayer mayhem!
Finishing the week, What We Played featured No Man’s Sky, The Persistence & Overcooked 2.
There’s plenty of busy gaming this week, as we check in on the TSA community:
- Pixel_nme nabbed his 50th platinum with Far Cry 5, congrats!
- Jag completed The Witcher 3 after over 150hrs, suggesting CD Projekt Red are now better than Bioware.
- MrYd’s picked up Tales of Berseria in the sale, and added in some No Man’s Sky and Bridge Crew.
- ron_mcphatty was also one to revisit No Man’s Sky, and also started EverSpace.
- “More games like this, please”, says Lieutenant Fatman, who’s loving The Persistence.
- Andrewww didn’t get any time for gaming this week, but did finish off the latest season of The Walking Dead.
- gernboes was also one to get distracted by real life, but managed to sneak in starting Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
- Crazy_Del picked up a win in H1Z1 this week, and continued his struggle with Darksiders.
- And lastly, “more challenging, more interesting, more engaging and more beautiful” is how TSBonyman describes the new No Man’s Sky update.
If you want to be included in this section, make sure to comment on What We Played of a Friday evening.
The Week Ahead
Heading into August, it’s a rather quiet week:
- Titan Quest – Switch – 31/07
- Chasm – PS4, PC, Vita – 31/07
- Yakuza 0 – PC – 01/08
- This is the Police 2 – PC – 02/08
- Armored Warfare – XBO – 02/08
I can’t believe next week it’s August already! Enjoy your week, and I’ll be back again soon!