It’s been a surprisingly busy week for video games, hasn’t it? Between the last few big releases, The Game Awards and a bunch of other miscellaneous news, it’s kept us bound to our keyboards, here at TSA Towers.
As with many parts of day to day life, we’re winding things down as we come up to Christmas and the New Year, but that’s almost made the past week even busier than usual! In addition to all the news, features and reviews, we’ve thrown Game of the Year and Ones to Watch post on top of that!
GOTY and OTW will carry on through to the new year – and this afternoon will see the Community GOTY open up for voting – so be sure to check in over the coming week as we lead up to the overall winner!
In the News This Week
- The Next Xbox Is Codenamed Anaconda, It Don’t Want None Unless You Got Buns, Hun
- Firewall Zero Hour Gets A Free New Map
- Alfonso Ribeiro Sues Fortnite & NBA 2K Devs For Stealing The Carlton Dance
- Now The Flossing Dance Kid’s Mum Is Suing Epic Over Fortnite Emotes
- Media Molecule’s Dreams Closed Beta Has Started
- My PS4 Life Videos Used To Work Out Player Base
- Spider-Man Gets The 2002 Movie Costume People Were So Angry About Not Having
- DICE Add Two Free Guns To Battlefield V, Because It’s Christmas
Games in Review
As we race toward the holidays, we’ve had some catching up to do on reviews:
- Katamari Damacy Reroll – Switch, PC – 9/10
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 9/10
- Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden – PS4, XBO, PC – 9/10
- The Videokid – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 8/10
- Rival Megagun – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 7/10
- Shattered State – Google Daydream – 7/10
- Storm Boy – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC, iOS, And – 7/10
- Townsmen – Switch – 7/10
- The Shapeshifting Detective – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 6/10
- RUSH VR – PSVR – 5/10
- Ark: Survival Evolved – Switch – 4/10
- Gear.Club Unlimited 2 – Switch – 4/10
Reviewed platform in bold.
This Week’s Features
Outside fo the scored reviews, Thom took us back to the mystical oceans of Abzu, playing the recently release Nintendo Switch version of the game, while Alan opined that ’tis the season of the Switch, as families gather for Christmas.
Here’s the Game of the Year awards we handed out this week:
- Best Independent Game
- Best Multiplayer Game
- Best Gameplay
- Best Character
- Best Narrative
- Best Single Player
And looking to the future, Ones to Watch in 2019 highlighted these categories:
- Multiplayer Games
- Horror & Action Games
- Fisticuffs And Fighting Games
- Action Games With A Little Soul
- All The First Person Shooters
Rounding out the week, as usual, What We Played featured Red Dead Redemption 2, Destiny 2 and Kingdom Two Crowns.
For Honor is having an Assassin’s Creed crossover event:
Heading into the penultimate weekend of the year, what have you all been playing?
- Attempting to clear his backlog, MrYd finished off Far Cry 5 and made a good start on Far Cry 3 Remastered. He then delved back into Firewall to explore the new map.
- Battlefield V is clicking for gernboes way more than Battlefield 1 did.
- TSBonyman has been taking it nice and slow in The Forest and avoiding too many scary bits.
- It’s mainly been Onrush for tactical20 who has found taht it’s rather fun. His other game this week was another PS+ freedie, SOMA.
- And it’s been Red Dead Online for Crazy_Del, who’s hit rank 50 and got all the online trophies sorted. That platinum can’t be too far off for him!
If you want to be included in this section, make sure to comment on What We Played of a Friday evening.
The Week Ahead
Well, it’s Christmas, so there’s no game releases!
Enjoy the weekend, have a lovely Christmas and we’ll catch you for the next round up in 2019!