Welcome to the first Something for the Weekend of 2019! I hope you enjoyed the break and your new year’s resolutions are still going strong!
Things are still slowly coming back to life here at TSA and in the gaming industry as a whole, so let’s start with a look at the news over the last week or so:
In the News This Week
- First Batch Of January’s Xbox Game Pass Titles Includes Life Is Strange Series And ARK: Survival Evolved
- Awooga! The January PlayStation Plus Games Are Now Live, Download Links Here
- January’s Twitch Prime Line Up Includes Hyper Light Drifter
- The PlayStation Store January Sale Just Got A Bit Bigger, Here’s What’s New
- Quantic Dream Teasing Something, Might Be That They Got Socks For Christmas
- Lego Lord Of The Rings Has Been Removed From Digital Stores
- Hitman HD Enhanced Collection Announced And Its Out Next Week
- Guacamelee! 2’s Xbox One Release Date Confirmed, And It’ll Be A Play Anywhere Title
Games in Review
2019 is set to be a great year for games, lets see how it started:
- Nippon Marathon – PS4, XBO, Switch, PC – 8/10
- Ashen – PC, XBO – 8/10
- LucidSound LS31 Headset – Hardware – No Score
Reviewed platform in bold.
This Week’s Features
As 2018 ended, we finished handing out our Game of the Year awards:
- TSA Community Winner
- Overall Winner
- Best PlayStation Game
- Best Xbox Game
- Best Switch Game
- Best VR Game
- Biggest Disappointments
- Alternative Game of the Year Awards
And we also ended our look at the games we can expect to enjoy this year with Ones to Watch in 2019:
With a ton of Atelier games due out in 2019, Miguel stepped back to the Arland games with Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack on Switch, as well as seeing how Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition holds up on Nintendo’s handheld hybrid.
Finishing off the week, What We Played featured Tales Of Vesperia, Spider-Man & Borderlands 2 VR.
Time to see what the Community have been playing over the holidays:
- Eldave0 has been prepping for the Resident Evil 2 Remake by playing a lot of Resident Evil!
- tactical20 says “2019 is all about Switch” as he kicks off with Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker and Super Mario Odyssey.
- As you’d expect, it was a busy period for MrYd, who finished off Spiderman and dabbled in AC Odyssey, as well as the PS+ games.
- Onrush was the first platinum for Crazy_Del in 2019. I wonder what his total count was for 2018?
- wonkey-willy got stuck into God of War, Tomb Raider, Spiderman, and started Red Dead Redemption 2.
- After being busy over the holidays, TSBonyman dropped into The Crow PSVR, The Persistence, Transference, and The Forest.
- aerobes “loved every second” of Dragon Quest XI.
- Ron has been enjoying Red Dead, also also has Spiderman waiting for him.
- gernboes calls Battlefield V “the best Battlefield in a long time”, but has also been keeping an eye on the Velociraptors in Jurassic World Evolution.
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 a slow start to 2019, but I imagine your backlogs are already full enough!
- Hitman HD Enhanced Collection – PS4, XBO – 11/01
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey – 3DS – 11/01
- New Super Mario Bros. U – Switch – 11/01
- Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 11/01
That’s it for this edition, have a good weekend and I’ll see you again soon!