Something for the Weekend – 26/01/19

Naughty House 2

It’s ridiculous just how quickly the games industry has got back up to full speed after the Christmas and new years lull. This weekend I’m sure that most of you are playing Resident Evil 2 and trying to get into the Anthem VIP beta, which managed to take down EA’s server network last night.

Hopefully they can solve such a glaring issue in time for the game’s full launch.


In the News This Week


Games in Review

Let’s find out how Resident Evil 2, one of the first real blockbuster games of the year, has fared?

Reviewed platform in bold.


This Week’s Features

Ubisoft had a big week of previews, and I started it off by going hands on with Trials Rising. Is it just more Trials? Basically, but that’s fine by me!

I then followed that with a trip to Far Cry New Dawn to check out Ubi’s spin on the post-apocalyptic shooter. Surprisingly, there’s some pretty deep changes to the core shooter combat to be found here.

Then it was over to Sega, where I played the campaign from Total War: Three Kingdoms and spoke to Creative Assembly about how they’re adding much more emphasis to the characters and relationships in the game.

And finally, I went hands on with Anthem ahead of the VIP demo’s launch, and Tuffcub shared his thoughts on Borderlands 2 VR and how well it retrofits a flatscreen game onto VR.

As usual, we rounded things out with What We Played, which featured Resident Evil 2, Ace Combat 7 and Anthem.


Trailer Park

The Resident Evil 2 Live Action Trailer Is Super Cheesy, But On Purpose

Bigben Announce The Return Of Rallying With WRC 8

Here’s The Anthem VIP Demo Trailer

Check out the Japanese trailer for Yo-Kai Watch 4 on Nintendo Switch

Wargroove Is Now Coming Out At The Start Of February


Your Achievements

Time to see what the community have been playing this past week:

  • Crazy_Del stalled in his quests for the Red Dead Redemption 2 and Firewall: Zero Hour platinums, as he’s now playing Resident Evil 2!
  • tactical20’s five year old has been making rapid improvements on Mario Kart 8, managing to come second in a 50cc race.
  • It was more of AC Odyssey and Firewall for MrYd, as per usual, but he did add in some Realm Royale and Switchblade.
  • jeanhenry started the week with GT Sport, continued with Spider-Man’s DLC, and finally kept playing Resident Evil 2 until 2AM!
  • Digging into his backlog,  Andrewww wasn’t grabbed by Prey, so he picked up AC Origins in a sale and has been exploring waaaaaay off the beaten path. All he’s hoping for is a decent story to emerge.
  • It was just a bit of Lego Worlds for JR. this week.
  • All in on the Resi 2 train, Eldave0 has been hyping himself up with the board game of the video game and working through the Resident Evil 7 DLC.

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


The Week Ahead

From the horrors of Resident Evil 2, next week is looking all rosy and cheery, what with the long awaited release of Kingdom Hearts III.

  • Kingdom Hearts III – PS4, XBO – 29/01
  • Genesis Alpha One – PS4, XBO, PC – 29/01
  • Wargroove – Switch, XBO, PC – 01/02
  • Ace Combat 7 – PC – 01/02
  • 8-bit Hordes – PS4, XBO – 01/02

That’s it for this edition, have a good weekend and we’ll see you again soon!

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