For those headed to Birmingham for EGX, I hope you have a great time and do let us know which games were your favourite (so we can try not to act too jealous)!
For the rest of us, let’s kick off the weekend with a look back at the week that was, starting with the surprising news of Telltale Games’ impending demise.
In the News This Week
- Telltale Games Has Laid Off 90% Of Its Staff, Cancelled All Games
- Sony Reveals The PlayStation Classic, Coming December
- Red Dead Online Announced, But It Won’t Be Available On Day One
- Report: 5% Of Divorces Filed In The UK This Year Have Mentioned Gaming Addiction
- PS Vita Production To Halt In Japan Next Year With No Plans For A Successor
- PlayStation Now Adds PS4 & PS2 Game Downloads
- PUBG On Xbox One X Is Getting An Actual Graphics Downgrade
- Beach Tennis, Frisbee & Jet Ski Feature In Sports Party For Switch This October
- Sega Mega Drive Classics Collection Is Coming To Switch
Games in Review
When the only thing in the What’s Good section of a review is “it eventually ends”, you know the score isn’t going to be a pretty one!
- The Gardens Between – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 9/10
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country – Switch – 9/10
- My Brother Rabbit – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 7/10
- Fall Of Light: Darkest Edition – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 1/10
Reviewed platform in bold.
This Week’s Features
While we were a tad light on the reviews this week, the same can’t be said for the previews. Stefan started them off with a look at Starlink: Battle for Atlas, which might as well be a Star Fox game on Switch thanks to the Arwing ship and Fox McLoud pilot in the starter set. If you want to see for yourself what that looks like, check out the video below:
Moving on, he looked at how new aircraft carriers and submarines will change the battlefield (is battleocean a word?) in World of Warships, and the hilarious screaming-based controls of Supermarket Shriek.
Elsewhere, Mosaic is a monochrome social commentary turned game about conformity and the homogeneity of modern day life, while Sable sees you take on a coming of age ritual to learn more about the world. Broken Sword 5 is now out on Nintendo Switch, and Stefan also spoke to Charles Cecil about how the series has transformed.
Last up, What We Played featured EGX, Spider-Man & Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
A fair few of you mentioned heading to EGX, but let’s see what else the community has been up to:
- Andrewww visited the Zurich Game Show last weekend, but overall found it expensively disappointing.
- GeneralJeeb completed SpiderMan so tried picking up AC Origins again, but got distracted by Persona 5.
- MrYd’s still enjoying Firewall Zero Hour on PSVR, and he too got stuck into Persona 5.
- Ron got the EverSpace platinum, and is now at a loss until Red Dead comes out (aren’t we all?).
- The God of War 3 Remaster and No Man’s Sky took up all of TSBonyman’s time this week.
- The Far Cry 3 Classic Edition’s Platinum was added to Crazy_Del’s trophy cabinet.
- aerobes enjoyed some Witcher 3, and also liked certain parts of the new Tomb Raider.
- And lastly Jag is giving MrYd a run for his money by listing off Rebel Galaxy, AC Syndicate, Just Cause 3, F1 and Yakuza 0 as the games he’s played this week!
If you want to be included in this section, make sure to comment on What We Played of a Friday evening.
The Week Ahead
The first big annual release is here with the arrival of FIFA 19 this week:
- Pathfinder: Kingmaker – PC, Linux, MacOS – 25/09
- South Park: The Stick of Truth – Switch – 25/09
- This is the Police 2 – PS4, XBO, Switch – 25/09
- Life is Strange 2 – PS4, XBO, PC– 27/09
- Dakar 18 – PS4, XBO, PC– 28/09
- Metal Max Xeno – PS4, Vita – 28/09
- FIFA 19 – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 28/09
Enjoy the weekend and we’ll catch you next time!