Yesterday saw the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, and so far I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. The other good news is that the clocks change this weekend, and it’s the ‘good one’, so we’ll get an extra hour in bed (or an extra hour of gaming!).
In the News This Week
- Red Dead Redemption 2’s Mobile App Is There So You Can Turn Off The HUD
- Bethesda Share 19 New Fallout 76 Screenshots Ahead Of The B.E.T.A.
- Fortnite: Save The World Won’t Be Going Free To Play This Year
- Modus Games Announce Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
- Sony Release A Blooper Reel Of God Of War’s Funniest Pre-Release Bugs
- DICE Talk Server Tick Rates For Battlefield V, After Black Ops 4 Controversy
- DICE Outline The Battlefield V Roadmap, Firestorm Battle Royale Coming In March
- Jump Force Lines Up A Release Next February
- Xbox Game Pass Gets Four Extra Games For Halloween
- Microsoft’s CEO Says Xbox Game Pass Is Coming To Windows 10
- Stellaris Will Get Mega-Corporate In Its Next Expansion
Sunday Streaming Hour
This weekend’s Sunday Streaming Hour will feature Red Dead Redemption 2, so if you’re not pretending to be a cowboy yourself this weekend and want to see what it’s all about, make sure to tune in tomorrow at 5PM.
Tef’s already been streaming some of the game, wading through the snow-filled opening on Thursday, which you can catch here:
Games in Review
Adrian had the pleasure of reviewing RDR2, calling it “the video game experience of this generation.”
- Red Dead Redemption 2 – PS4, XBO – 10/10 (Video review chat)
- Velocity 2X – Switch – 10/10
- Windjammers – Switch, PS4, Vita – 9/10
- My Hero One’s Justice – PS4, XBO, Switch – 8/10
- Luigi’s Mansion – 3DS – 8/10
- The Midnight Sanctuary – PS4, PC, Switch – 5/10
- Cities: Skylines – Industries DLC – PC – No Score
Reviewed platform in bold.
This Week’s Features
Looking at this week’s previews, Stefan started off with a look at Diablo III: Eternal Collection, which he describes as basically being “Diablo 3 on Nintendo Switch and you get to dress up as Ganondorf”, and he also went hands of with World War Z, a game that looks to put aside the mediocre film and work on implementing an enjoyable 4-player co-op experience similar to Left 4 Dead.
The other preview came from Miguel, who shared his thoughts from the Generation Zero Closed Beta – it’s from the makers of the Just Cause series – and it’s looking promising, as you can see from the video below where he and Tef streamed it last weekend:
Elsewhere, if you’ve got a spare £4999 lying around and are looking for a new TV – then take a look at Samsung’s 8K TV!
Lastly, What We Played featured Lego: DC Super-Villains, Black Ops 4, and of course, Red Dead Redemption 2.
Time to see how many of you picked up RDR2 this week!
- Ron was the first to mention Red Dead, however he’s playing the minigame called ‘downlading and installing patches’.
- Before yesterday, MrYd spent a bit of time with Firewall and the rest of his backlog, but is now focused on the Wild West.
- GeneralJeeb finished AC Odyssey’s storyline, and managed to squeeze in some Mario Odyssey before Red Dead arrived.
- gernboes gallantly attempted to finish AC Origins before Red Dead’s midnight release, but didn’t quite make it.
- And unfortunately, tactical20 has to wait until Sunday to open his copy of Red Dead!
If you want to be included in this section, make sure to comment on What We Played of a Friday evening.
The Week Ahead
Time to check out the releases as we head into Novemeber:
- Call of Cthulhu – PS4, XBO, PC – 30/10
- LEGO Harry Potter Collection – Switch, XBO – 30/10
- Diablo 3: Eternal Collection – Switch – 02/11
- Football Manager 2019 – PC – 02/11
Enjoy the weekend and I’ll be back again soon!