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Something For The Weekend – 13/10/18

Quite the odyssey.

Well and truly into the busiest part of the gaming year, Black Ops 4 is out now, but I’m sure many of you have built up a backlog already, or are patiently biding your time for Red Dead.

Here’s what’s happened in the past seven days:


In the News This Week


Sunday Streaming Hour

This weekend’s Sunday Streaming Hour will feature me and maybe a few friends playing Black Ops 4, whether that’s zombies, regular multiplayer or a bit of Blackout. Make sure to catch us at 5pm tomorrow evening. That’s 5PM, as we’ve brought the slot forward by a couple of hours.


Games in Review

Funnily enough, despite the major games out this time of year, it was actually a bit quiet on the reviews front.

Reviewed platform in bold.


This Week’s Features

We picked up some of the slack in reviews with a good haul of previews this week. Jason went hands on with Dreams, but came away still feeling a none the wiser about how the creation will actually play.

I spoke to the creators of The Quiet Man about how they’re blending FMV with action gameplay, and previewed Supermassive’s Man of Medan, which looks set to return to the scary excellence of Until Dawn.

And while Miguel put on his detective’s hat for Call of Cthulu, I hit things in the rhythm action of Taiko no Tatsujin.

Finally, What We Played featured Forza Horizon 4, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey & Strange Brigade.


Trailer Park

It doesn’t need one, but here’s Just Cause 4’s story trailer:

Black Ops 4 gets an emotional zombies story trailer

Star Citizen – Squadron 42’s trailer features literally half of Hollywood

Cities: Skylines is getting an industrial revolution in its next expansion


Your Achievements

Just a handful of people turned up in What We Played to share their gaming week, but here’s what went down in the community.

  • Crazy_Del dropped a solid 55 hours into Assassin’s Creed Odyssey!
  • Having finished Spider-Man, tactical20 has now embarked on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, despite saying he was going to wait until after Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • GeneralJeed dedicated last Saturday to finishing Persona 5, and seemingly blacked out as he went from playing “just 5 minutes” of AC Odyssey to being 30 hours in.
  • Jag is also on the AC Odyssey train, but scratched his racing game itch with Forza Horizon 4 and F1 2018.
  • Finally MrYd failed to pick up Astro Bot, so played “all sorts of random RPGs” and some more of NFS Payback instead. Also VR games, obviously.

If you want to be included in this section, make sure to comment on What We Played of a Friday evening.


The Week Ahead

It’s another busy week of game releases. Anything tickle your fancy?

  • Caryola Scoot – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 16/10
  • Lego DC Super-Villains – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 16/10
  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2– PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 16/10
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas – PS4, XBO, Switch – 16/10
  • Warriors Orochi 4 – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 16/10
  • Moto Racer 4 – Switch – 18/10
  • Dark Souls Remastered – Switch – 19/10
  • SoulCalibur VI – PS4, XBO, PC – 19/10

Enjoy the weekend and we’ll catch you next time!

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